Manchester United ‘not good enough’ to sign Borussia Dortmund star Erling Haaland, with Barcelona, Real Madrid and Man City waiting in the wings April 8, 2021 – Posted in: Soccer
Manchester United are not good enough to sign in-demand Borussia Dortmund forward Erling Haaland.
That’s the verdict of former Tottenham midfielder Jamie O’Hara, who says the Norwegian starlet will have no shortage of suitors this summer and won’t be interested in moving to Old Trafford.
Haaland played under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer under Molde and the United boss recently revealed he has remained in close touch with his fellow countryman.
But speaking on talkSPORT Breakfast, O’Hara dismissed United’s chances of landing the hottest young player on the planet.
“They can’t get Haaland,” he declared. “I’m sorry, but they’re not good enough. Why would he go to Man United?
“It’s alright needing him, but you’ve got Real Madrid, Barcelona, Manchester City all after him.
“Look at [Paul] Pogba. They paid £100million for him and he’s gone they’re thinking we’re going to the next level… Man United are going to come back. And he’s gone there and it wasn’t worked. He’s been trophyless almost.
“Haaland’s not going to Manchester United where it will be ‘we might win something, we might not’.
“He’s going somewhere where he is winning everything.”
The 20-year-old is believed to be valued at around the £150m mark having scored 34 goals in 37 Bundesliga matches.
And former Chelsea striker Tony Cascarino believes Serie A giants Juventus will make Haaland their next high-profile arrival.
“A very likely possible move will be Juventus because they bought Ronaldo at 33 for £99m,” the talkSPORT Weekend Sports Breakfast host said.
“Obviously you don’t know the financial circumstances of that football club, but they are very ambitious in Italian football.
“You’re starting to see the spending, like they did in the 80s where they are prepared to pay big wages and big sign-on fees.
“If you’re prepared to go and sign Ronaldo at 33 at £99m, you could easily go and sign Haaland.
“They’re going to be a team challenging [for the Champions League] in the next five years. Juve have had a very difficult season this year. It’s been a transitional type of season for them.
“Ronaldo is still at the football club and they say he’s going to be there next year. But when they went for Matthijs de Ligt from Ajax, their ambition was clear.
“They’d stopped doing that in Italian football. It’s about where clubs are financially to be able to do these type of deals.
“Juve would definitely go for Haaland because Ronaldo is 36, but you’d still want to get him to the football club.”