After beating Spurs and Man City within a week, United were back in contention to finish in the top four but the Red Devils could only earn a single point from their last two league games and are now 8th in the table.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer desperately needs to strengthen his squad in the winter transfer window and Man Utd are heavily linked with Salzburg sensation Erling Haaland.
As per the latest reports going on in the media (The Sun), Man Utd are prepared to offer terms worth £200,000-a-week (£10.4million-a-year) to secure the signing of the 19-year-old striker in January. He will be loaned back to the Austrian club for the remainder of the campaign.
The teenage star has netted 28 goals in just 22 appearances in the current campaign. On the other hand, so far, the entire Man Utd team have found the net only 26 times in the Premier League this term.
The Austrian Bundesliga is obviously not as strong as the Premier League but it must be remembered that Haaland has proved his worth in the Europe’s elite competition as well. In 4 Champions League starts in the group stages, the youngster scored no fewer than 8 goals (4 vs Genk, 3 vs Napoli and 1 vs Liverpool at Anfield).
Loaning him out for the rest of the season is not going to help Man Utd, who lack quality, depth and firepower up front (allowed Sanchez and Lukaku to leave in the summer). Therefore, Solskjaer badly needs Haaland at his disposal as soon as possible.
If the player does end up signing a contract worth £200,000-a-week then he will join Rashford to become the fifth highest earner at Old Trafford (The Sun). Liverpool’s highest earner is star playmaker Mohamed Salah, who gets £200,000-a-week at Anfiled (The Mail).
In your view, does Erling Haaland deserve to earn £10.4million-a-year?