Alf-Inge Haaland has admitted it would be nice to see his son, Erling, make a move to Manchester United.
The young Norwegian hit the headlines in midweek, netting a hat-trick in RB Salzburg’s 6-2 win over Genk on Tuesday, becoming the first teenager to score more than once on his Champions League debut since a certain Wayne Rooney fired three famous goals against Fenerbahce back in 2004.
The 19-year-old has already netted 11 goals in his seven league games for the Austrian side this season, form which has seen him being linked with a number of Europe’s biggest sides, including Manchester United, Real Madrid and Barcelona.
Despite having played for Leeds United and Man City, where he was famously on the receiving end of that Roy Keane tackle in the Manchester Derby back in 2001, Haaland’s father Alf-Inge has said he wouldn’t be opposed to seeing his son move to Old Trafford.
“It would be nice,” Haaland Sr told Norwegian channel TV2.
“It is important to distinguish between being a supporter and a job. So, I have a very relaxed relationship.
“It’s a little different when it’s serious.”
The younger Haaland played under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Norwegian outfit FK Molde, and the United boss admitted earlier this week that he was excited to see his development.
“It was nice watching the game last night but my focus is obviously on the game tomorrow,” Solskjaer said ahead of United’s 1-0 win over FC Astana.
“It’s great watching him.
“I think everyone in Norway is excited by his development.”