Manchester United may be in the midst of his current campaign, but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, as you might expect, already has one eye on the future. On Monday, it was revealed that the Norwegian still had an interest in relocating Erling Haaland and Jadon Sancho. If the pair moved to Old Trafford, which is easier said than done, the Red Devils would have a wonderful double act at their disposal.
Back in January, United believed they would win the race to sign Haaland.
The Red Devils saw Norway’s international glory at Red Bull Salzburg in Austria, scoring 28 goals from 22 matches in all competitions.
United boss Ed Woodward flew, with Solshire, to meet Haaland in person.
There, the 20-year-old insisted he was ready to move to Old Trafford. He previously played for Solskjaer at Molde and the reunion was verbally agreed upon.
Ultimately, however, Woodward pulled the plug.
The United boss was reluctant to pay a large commission to the player’s agent, Mino Raiola, giving the 52-year-old a whopping £ 41 million upon re-contracting Paul Pogba in the 2016 summer transfer window.
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The Red Devils are well equipped up front as Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford, Mason Greenwood and Odeon Ighalo recently joined Edinson Cavani, who moved on a free transfer from Paris Saint-Germain.
But they still wanted Haaland – and he is not alone.
United are also still keen on signing Sancho, who they were hoping to return to the Premier League during the summer transfer window.
The Red Devils spent months bargaining with Dortmund over fees, but in the end, the Goel Glazer deemed the deal too expensive for the club.
However, Solshire still feels Sancho belongs at Old Trafford, having polled the England international extensively since he was named Jose Mourinho’s replacement in December 2018.
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Sancho scored 17 goals and scored 17 assists for the Bundesliga giants last season, and so far this season, he has managed four assists in two league matches.
If United signed both players, they would have a double act that Europe would envy.
They had already reached a great understanding at Westfalenstadion, and became partners in crime as they helped Dortmund to finish second in the Bundesliga last season.
And if Solshire gets what he wants, United will have two of the best players on the planet.
Talking about signing both will be easier said than done – and costly, too. But United may feel they are worth the investment if that means they finally win the Premier League title for the first time since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement in 2013.
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