Why Manchester United should renew interest in Erling Haland
Manchester United will feel a lot better on the weekend as rivals Arsenal and Manchester City dropped points while they got 3 points in a game that many expected them to lose against Leicester at home.
It’s still quite early in the season but United will feel a lot better sitting in 4th place with a healthy goal difference, thanks mainly to their solid new backline, which has conceded very few chances and is joint lowest for goals conceded along with Liverpool.
The areas they need some reinforcements in are midfield and in the forward departments. One player they should look to renew their interest in is Erling Braut Haland, the 19-year-old Norwegian international, who plies his trade for Red Bull Salzburg in Austria.
He’s gotten off to a flying start for the side and scored a hat-trick on the weekend. He’s an absolute monster at 6 feet 4 inches and was part of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side at Molde in the 2017/18 season.
Solskjaer is lucky to have such a fantastic connection with someone who’s looking unstoppable in front of the goal currently, with 11 goals and 5 assists in 7 games so far this season.
His hold-up, turn of pace, technique and ruthless finishing ability makes him an absolute handful in the box. There is a real dominance to the way he plays, which is reminiscent of the likes of Diego Costa and he’d suit the Premier League perfectly.
He’s also very capable of playing as either as a lone striker or second striker cause of his ability to create. He is most famous for scoring 9 goals against Honduras in a U-20 World Cup game and has taken that form into the Austrian Bundesliga.
Having lost Romelu Lukaku’s physicality, Haland would be a very good replacement and provide a very good alternative to the likes of Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford, who are quick and tricky players and don’t really have the physicality when they go up against some big target-men.
Manchester United start their Europa League campaign on Thursday and fans will be excited to get a better glimpse of some of the younger players that are coming through this season, who’ll be knocking on the doors of the first-team players.