Erling Haaland's Father Refuses to Rule Out Move to Manchester United for Borussia Dortmund Star

Erling Haaland has been linked with a move to a number of clubs
Erling Haaland has been linked with a move to a number of clubs / Quality Sport Images/Getty Images

Erling Haaland's father, Alf-Inge Haaland, has refused to rule out a move to Manchester United for his son, as the Red Devils make the youngster their top target this summer.

Haaland has been linked with a switch to nearly all the top clubs in Europe, but United and Real Madrid are the most keen on signing the star striker. Barcelona, Chelsea, Manchester City, and Bayern Munich are also interested in the 20-year-old.

Reports previously have claimed that Haaland's dad might want him to play for City, having previously played for the blue side of Manchester. But Alf-Inge has refused to rule out a potential move to Old Trafford for the in-demand forward.

“Manchester United have achieved great success in recent years,” he told German outlet Sport1 (h/t Mirror). “The club is also trying to build something new there. But to draw comparison now is not so easy because he (Erling) is already playing in Dortmund.

“These are two very traditional clubs with a large fan base and a glorious history. Man United is a very proud club, just like Dortmund in Germany.”

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side were keen on signing Haaland before he joined Dortmund in January 2019, and following his switch, Alf-Inge said, "You never know how it would go in other clubs.

“It may well have been good, too, if we had chosen a different route. We’ll never get an answer to that. But we are very happy with the clubs he has been in. You have to go to a club where the whole club wants you, not just the coach," he said.

“I think that’s the most important thing, in addition to how the club has been over the last five or 10 years and what direction they’ve taken. Because it’s dangerous to just sign for a coach, because he can suddenly be sacked.”