Andy Cole: Man United cannot attract top players like Halaand
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Andy Cole: Man United cannot attract top players like Halaand

Manchester United cannot attract top players such as Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Halaand says former striker Andy Cole. 

United are among clubs in Europe to be interested in Halaand, who is already well on his way to becoming one of the best players in the world. However, Cole believes top players would rather sign for rivals Manchester City rather than join the Red Devils. 

"To get these guys to come, Haaland for instance, you've got to entice them with something," he told The Mirror.

"You've got to entice them with the possibility of winning silverware or being a year away from it. These guys are going to have other options, possibly Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea, Real Madrid, maybe Barcelona. "

"If you're playing and have the option of all these clubs, where would United really figure at this moment in time?"

"Even though I love United, I don't think the club now can ride on its name alone, especially when you're trying to bring these players in. It's not like when I signed for United. We have to be brutally honest, back then everybody wanted to go there."

"We're talking 2021 now. Does everyone want to go to United now? I'm not quite sure everyone wants to know."

The Red Devils are currently second in the Premier League standings with 50 points, 12 behind leaders Manchester City. 

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