Haaland reveals why he rejected Manchester United
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Haaland reveals why he rejected Manchester United

Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland has revealed why he rejected a move to Premier League side Manchester United. 

Haaland came close to joining United after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer traveled to holds talks with the Norway international. However, the 19-year-old ended up joining Dortmund after the Bundesliga club paid the £17.1m buyout clause in his contract with Red Bull Salzburg. 

The teenager has already linked up with his new Dortmund teammates at their winter training camp in Marbella, Spain, and the striker has finally revealed why he opted to snub a switch to Old Trafford.

"It’s a funny question," he said when asked directly why he chose to join Dortmund ahead of United. 

"I chose Dortmund because my feeling was best here. It’s a massive club. I’ve always liked this club. When I mention it, I start to smile because I like the club and how it is, so that’s why. I like everything, all of it. [The Bundesliga] is a good league with a lot of good players. ‘It’s a great league, the teams play nice football and I think it’ll fit me."