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Barcelona Target Haaland Winks At Manchester United With High Praise For Solskjaer

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Erling Braut Haaland took the world for assault during this year's U20 World Cup, when he scored 9 goals vs. Honduras during one of the most lopsided matches you'll ever see.

Then, he kept the momentum going by scoring a quick hat-trick during RB Salzburg's 6-2 thrashing of Genk for the UEFA Champions League's group stage.

Haaland has drawn a lot of attention lately as one of the most promising strikers in the world, with giant clubs of the likes of FC Barcelona reportedly following his steps.

However, it looks like Manchester United could have the upper hand for the 19-year-old's services, as he shares a huge bond with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The Norweigan boss coached him when he was still at Molde, and reportedly made a huge impression on the young man's life, as per his words:

"He has had a huge impact on my life, both as a person and as a trainer. He won the Champions League and was an incredibly good player. He has taught me a lot," Haaland told TV2.

When asked about if he would like to play for Manchester United or in the English Premier League, the youngster left the door open for a potential switch later on his career:

"I have dreamed of playing for the best clubs in the world my whole life, and I especially like English soccer," he added.

Manchester United have struggled to score goals to start the season after letting Romelu Lukaku go, and while they have some promising players upfront, it wouldn't hurt to add a young man that has scored 17 goals in his last 10 appearances.

Also, if Solskjaer already knows how to make the most of Haaland's talents and their relationship lures him away from joining one of their competitors, they should make the most of the opportunity and make a run at him as soon as they can.