Man Utd scouting highly-rated striker, there’s stiff competition to procure signature

According to the Daily Mail, Manchester United are scouting Molde’s highly-rated striker Erling Haaland. The 17-year-old is highly-rated and is the son of former Manchester City and Leeds United midfielder Alf-Inge Haaland.

Erling broke into the Molde first-team at a very tender age and has been full of goals in the Norwegian Eliteserien – scoring six goals in 13 games in 2018. He has a bright future and could be following in the footsteps of his father, to play in the Premier League.

United are one of many clubs interested in his signature and have been monitoring his progress for some time. They were present when the teenager scored four goals in game for Molde and was compared to Romelu Lukaku for his performance.

Molde manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, a former United striker, revealed they had turned down bids for Haaland. The striker has said he plans to keep his feet on the ground and keep developing. It’s clear his head is in the right place, but his future will remain uncertain while scouts of a number of clubs continue to watch him.

Haaland is only 17 and is getting first-team football at Molde, so it makes sense for him to stay in Norway, rather than be demoted to the u18s or reserves of a bigger European club.

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