Ole Gunnar Solskjær admitted he remains in touch with Erling Haaland, who has been a target of Manchester United in the past. United as close to sign Haaland in 2019 but he instead moved from Red Bull Salzburg to Borussia Dortmund.

Solskjær managed Haaland at Molde. 

Solskjær was asked his opinion of Haaland and whether he would like him at United. “When you have had kids and players through as a coach, you follow them and I keep in touch with Erling,” he said. “It’s great to see him become the player he has become and [how] he works to improve all the time. He’s a Dortmund player – we just wish him well there and let’s see what life will bring later on.

“You know I can’t speak about Erling because he’s at Borussia Dortmund, and it’s disrespectful to talk too much about it, apart from that I know him and I speak to him. Who wasn’t interested in him a year ago? Everybody would say you would take the best players in the world and Erling is a top player.”