Man United advised to abandon Erling Haaland chase

Man United advised to abandon Erling Haaland chase

Manchester United have been advised to abandon their plans to sign teenage sensation Erling Haaland. 

The Red Devils are said to be keen on the young Norwegian, who has sent shockwaves across Europe while turning out for the Austrian side RB Salzburg

The 19-year-old has scored 28 goals this season, including eight in the Champions League, in his maiden season at the top.

Former Red Devil Dimitar Berbatov, however, feels United will be making a mistake if they move for Haaland in January, as this will affect Marcus Rashford's development. 

The 22-year-old has been sensational this season, scoring 13 goals in 14 matches for United, who impressively beat Tottenham and Manchester City in their last two Premier League matches.

“I don’t think United need to sign a striker in January as they have decent options up front already,” he said.

I want Marcus Rashford to get better and better, I’m a big admirer of Anthony Martial and am keen to see Mason Greenwood get more time on the pitch," 

“I know there’s speculation about Haaland coming to United in January. He’s a big center-forward, an old-fashioned target man who scores tap-ins - so quite different from Rashford and Martial," 

“Haaland would offer United something different, but coming from Red Bull Salzburg in the Austrian Bundesliga would be a massive step up, so United need to think carefully about if he’s the right man and how he would fit in with their style of play.”

Rashford is expected to lead the lines once again on Sunday when they host Everton at Old Trafford, hoping to continue with their good form.