OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER has revealed the ‘wonderful’ time he spent with Erling Haaland as the Manchester United boss admitted he is ‘following’ the Dortmund starlet.
The Norwegian boss played a role in his young compatriot’s development, having coached him during his time as Molde manager in 2017.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keeping tabs on his former charge Erling HaalandCredit: Instagram @erling.haaland
It appeared inevitable that the pair would reunite at United when Haaland, 20, quit Red Bull Salzburg last year… only for the striker to end up signing for the Bundesliga giants instead.
But Solskjaer admitted he is still keeping tabs on the prodigy’s progress, after forming a strong bond in their spell together.
He told Norwegian outlet VG: “It is clear that Erling will have a fantastic career. I’m following Erling. I’ve always said that.
It is clear that Erling will have a fantastic career. I’m following Erling. I’ve always said that
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on Erling Haaland
“Was it 18 months we had together or something? Almost two years, maybe. A wonderful time.
“He will definitely have a great career for both Norway and his club. He is doing incredibly well for Dortmund so we’ll see where he ends up.
“As a Norwegian and someone who has worked with him, it is of course fun that he does so well.
“We will do what we can to become a better team. He will do what he can to become a better player.
“Where does he end up? I do not want to say anything other than that. I wish him all the best. Whatever choice he makes is up to him.”
Haaland’s future could be decided by whether Dortmund miss out on Champions League football this season.
BVB are currently sixth in the Bundesliga, a whopping 16 points adrift of leaders Bayern Munich.
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