Erling Haaland insists that claims Manchester United force out of their pursuit of him thanks to excessive wage demands are “comical”, revealing that he had already settled on his move to
The Norway international joined the Bundesliga outfit last month and has established an instantaneous sensation, with eight goals in 270 minutes across his 5 appearances to date.
That form has only served to highlight just what a loss United’s failure to sign the teenager was for the Red Devils.
Speaking out on his transfer from Red Bull Salzburg last month, Haaland has currently rubbished reports that suggested that the Premier League outfit withdrew from making an attempt to sign him because of unacceptable terms.
The 19-year-old had previously played underneath United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer throughout their time together at Molde, with the striker adding that he has the utmost respect for his former boss – however he stressed that he rebuffed them as he felt a switch to Signal Iduna Park was the right decision.
“Ole has been vital for me in where wherever i’m today,” Haaland expressed in an interview with Viasport . “But we concluded that Dortmund was the most effective choice for me.
“That was where I felt best regarding, and so it became Dortmund.”
Pressed on the rumours that United balked at his wage demands, the Leeds-born attacker dismissed such reports, adding: “No, it is the guys writing would ought to speak to that.
“They’ll need to justify it to me if they meet me. it isn’t my focus, whatsoever.
“It’s kind of comical if I were to urge that label. All the individuals closest to me understand that is not the sort of person i am.”
Haaland further highlighted the role played by agent Mino Raiola in serving to to secure his deal, stating: “He’s the best within the world at what he does, as easy as that. he is the best agent.
“He gets plenty of negativity, and that is most likely because he is doing such an excellent job for those he is working for. He has helped plenty and he is a decent guy to have around.”