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Solskjaer: Haaland knows what he is going to do

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Erling Braut Haaland ‘knows what he is going to do’ amid speculation the forward has set his sights on a move to Old Trafford.

The RB Salzburg star has emerged as one of the most in-demand talents in world football since bursting onto the scene with the Austrian champions, the teenager having scored 28 goals in just 22 appearances so far this season, including eight in six games during this season’s Champions League group stage.

The 19-year-old is being strongly linked with a move away from the Red Bull Arena in the upcoming January transfer window, with United amongst a whole host of clubs chasing his signature.

Despite strong interest from Bundesliga sides RB Leipzig and Borussia Dortmund, reports emerged this week that Haaland has told Solskjaer he ‘wants to sign for Manchester United’, the forward having previously worked under his compatriot during their time together at Norwegian side Molde.

The Manchester United boss was questioned on his side’s interest in the teenager and whether he had any advice for his former player, with Solskjaer suggesting the coveted forward has already made a decision on his future.

“He knows what he wants to do and knows what he is going to do,” Solskjaer said at his post-match press conference.

“I don’t have to offer any advice to other teams’ players.”

United are likely to be active ahead of the January transfer window with the club reportedly interested in making up to three new signings as they continue their push towards a top-four finish.

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