Haaland opens up for the first time on 'failed' Man United bid and why he chose Dortmund
Haaland opens up for the first time on 'failed' Man United bid and why he chose Dortmund
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Haaland opens up for the first time on 'failed' Man United bid and why he chose Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland has dismissed claims that Manchester United balked out of a possible deal due to his 'unrealistic' demands. 

The English giants were thought to be ahead of the queue for the teenager's signature before he joined the German side, but negotiations broke down before he finally headed to the Bundesliga. 

The Norwegian has now opened up on his move to Germany, indicating he had already made his choice and was never influenced by any of the mentioned factors. 

"Ole has been very important for me in getting to where I am today," Haaland said in an interview with Viasport.

"But we concluded that Dortmund was the best option for me.

"That was where I felt best about, and therefore it became Dortmund," he said. 

"No, it's the guys writing would have to speak to that," he continued when pressed on whether the claims that Man United dropped interest due to his high demands were true.

"They'll have to explain it to me if they meet me. It's not my focus, whatsoever.

"It's kind of comical if I were to get that label. All the people closest to me know that's not the kind of person I am."

Haaland completed a £17.1m move to Dortmund after the club met his buyout clause, and has made an instant impact, scoring eight goals in the five matches he has played so far. 

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