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United was not rejected, they backed out of Haaland deal

Erling Braut Haaland, Borussia Dortmund
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Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insinuates that his club walked away from the Erling Haaland deal.

Much has been made about Haaland’s decision to move to Borussia Dortmund and not Manchester United.

The player’s agent Mino Raiola insists that United had plenty of opportunities but the player picked Dortmund. Raiola was adamant the choice was the right footballing move for the player at this stage in his career.

In an interview reported by Goal, Solskjaer claims that his club walked away and rebuked Raiola’s version of events.

He said:

“It is important that we use common sense.”

“There are other things too when you sign players, that you have to keep in control.”

“You can’t give agents the control by giving buyout clauses and stuff.”

“That has been touted around, that is for me, we have to be in control.”

United could desperately use Haaland’s goals right now. The young Norwegian bagged a hattrick on his Dortmund debut.

But it appears anything that involves Raiola will be a last resort or maybe even a no go for the Red Devils.