Erling Haaland has said that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has had a ‘huge impact’ on him, with speculation linking him with a move to Manchester United.
The 19-year-old announced himself on the European stage last week, netting a Champions League hat-trick in RB Salzburg’s 6-2 win over Genk, with a number of top European clubs – including Manchester United – said to have taken notice.
United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has recently admitted that he is ‘excited’ by the development of his countryman, with the Norwegian handing Haaland his debut during his time at Molde, and now the Leeds born forward has responded by hailing his former coaches influence.
2 – Erling Haaland is the first teenager to score more than once on his Champions League debut since Wayne Rooney scored a hat-trick for Manchester United against Fenerbahçe in September 2004. Destined. pic.twitter.com/BPzFTiNBGy
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“He has had a huge impact on my life, both as a person and as a trainer,” he told TV2.
“He won the Champions League and was an incredibly good player. He has taught me a lot.”
The 6ft 4′ striker also suggested that he would be keen on a move to the Premier League should one of the ‘best clubs’ come calling.
“I have dreamed of playing for the best clubs in the world my whole life, and I especially like English football.”