Manchester United seems to have given up on getting the services of Erling Braut Haaland .
Haaland’s name has been consistently linked with Manchester United for the past two years. He was first rumored to be a target for MU because Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wanted to bring his former team at Molde to MU.
Even though at that time it failed, MU continued to struggle to get Haaland’s services.
According to ESPN , the situation has changed.
According to the report, United have decided to withdraw from the hunt for the striker. Because they failed to convince the striker to move to Old Trafford.
MU reportedly has tried everything to convince the striker. But the striker is reportedly already focused on joining Real Madrid.
On the other hand, MU also has an unfavorable relationship with the agent, Mino Raiola. So from the start Raiola directed Haaland not to join Manchester United.
The report also claims there are other reasons why United have pulled out of the hunt for Haaland. Because the striker asked for a very large salary.
Haaland is reportedly asking for a fantastic salary. That figure is reportedly almost equivalent to Cristiano Ronaldo’s salary.
MU considered the request unrealistic. So that they are increasingly determined to withdraw from the hunt for the striker.
Find Another Striker
According to the report, United are trying to move on from Haaland. They will be hunting for another striker in the summer.
MU is rumored to be hunting for a striker who has been tested. But the report does not mention in detail who will be the target of MU in the summer.
Dortmund win, but there is a sacrifice, Haaland injured
Borussia Dortmund successfully beat the hosts Hoffenheim 3-2 in the 2021/22 Bundesliga competition continued , Saturday 22 January 2022. However, the striker Erling Haaland became the victim of his team’s victory.
Haaland opened Dortmund’s lead in the 6th minute, and Hoffenheim replied through Andrej Kramaric in the 46th minute. Dortmund then led 3-1 through Marco Reus’ goals in the 58th minute and David Raum’s own goal in the 66th minute. Hoffenheim could only narrow the difference in score through Georginio Rutter in 77 minutes.
Dortmund won, but this victory came at a price. Haaland, who has scored 16 goals and provided 5 assists in 14 Bundesliga appearances this season, was unable to finish due to injury.
Haaland looks to have a problem with his knee. That was after he landed after a volley in the second half.
Haaland received treatment from the Dortmund medical team, and was apparently still able to continue playing.
However, in the 62nd minute, Haaland sent a signal to the Dortmund bench . He asked to be replaced because of problems with the right thigh muscle. Coach Marco Rose also replaced him with Axel Witsel.
The extent of Haaland’s injury and how long he will have to be sidelined is still pending further investigation.