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Haaland Sr. suggests that not everyone at United wanted his son

Erling Haaland, Borussia Dortmund
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Alf Inge Haaland has suggested there was a legitimate reason his son Erling Braut Haaland did not choose to sign for Manchester United.

There has been endless speculation as to why Erling Braut Haaland went to Borussia Dortmund and not longtime favorites Manchester United.

The number one reason was the demands of super agent and thorn in United’s side Mino Raiola.

It was rumored Raiola was insistent on a buy out clause and United were having none of it.

Others say that his father Alf-Inge wanted a big payment too and United was not willing to be held to ransom over fees.

The general consensus has been that Dortmund’s plans for the player guaranteed him a better chance to develop. They apparently met all the agent and parent stipulations too.

Now though Alf has opened up the debate again, in an interview reported by Goal. Suggesting perhaps not everyone at United was keen on the young striker.

He said:

“You never know how it would go at other clubs. It may well have been good, too.”

“We’ll never get an answer to that. But we are very happy with the clubs he has been in.”

“You have to go to a club where the whole club wants you, not just the coach.”

“I think that’s the most important thing, in addition to how the club has been over the last five or ten years and what direction they’ve taken.”

Haaland Jr. has been in sensational form at Dortmund, and rumors of him eventually playing for United, Real Madrid, or Juventus have only intensified.