Manchester United were advised to buy Erling Braut Haaland in the transfer market this summer. The reason is, the young Norwegian striker is considered the right solution to the club’s current problems.
Actually, Solskjaer’s squad already has a mainstay trio of front lines this season, they are Mason Greenwood, Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford.
Initially, these three players were considered sufficient, as they produced most of Manchester United’s goals in this season’s campaign.
However, when faced with a team that carried a defensive style, the three players who had minimal experience looked sluggish. One clear example is the match against Copenhagen in the Europa League quarter-finals last week.
Despite winning 1-0 in the final score in the match, the undeniable fact is that the only goal came from the penalty spot.
MU then encountered a similar problem when they faced Sevilla in the semifinals. Again, the Red Devils’ only goal was created through the execution of a penalty from Bruno Fernandes, the difference is that this time they lost with a final score of 1-2 and were eliminated.
Steve McClaren admitted to watching the match, he also believed that MU could win if there was a classy attacker like the club has in the past.
“I watched the game and thought, if Robin van Persie were there, Ruud van Nistelrooy, Andy Cole, Dwight Yorke, No.9 who Manchester United had many years ago, they would have scored at least one of those chances. . ” he told talkSPORT.
In other words, the former England national team coach thinks that Manchester United now needs player no.9. For him the best solution available now is Erling Braut Haaland.
“I have seen him in Dortmund and he is an extraordinary player at the age of 20. Just imagine him in this Man United team,” he said.
But what is the problem is the amount of official Dortmund set against Norwegian players. MU has not even been able to realize Jadon Sancho’s transfer from the German Bundesliga club.