Manchester United’s coach Solksjaer disappointed as the move to bring Haaland and Sancho to Old Trafford wasn’t successful
The fact that Dortmund’s duo – Erling Haaland and Jadon Sancho’s presence hasn’t yet become a reality in the Man. United’s squad has left the Red Devil’s manager Ole Gunnar Solksjaer in a state of frustration as the players are the Norwegian top list of targeted players for the United squad.
According to sources, Solksjaer still has these players at heart despite the club’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward’s failure to finalize a deal for both players in the last two transfer windows.
It was reported that Solksjaer had met Haaland in December 2019 while he was still in FC Salzburg and had already reached an agreement with the player to have him come to Old Trafford by January 2020 but things didn’t go as planned as Woodward withdrew the plan for the €20m deal due to agent fees and the persistence of Haaland’s camp that a release clause is inserted into his contract with United.
Borussia Dortmund was able to come to the stated agreement of a €75million clause that will be exercised in 2022 but according to sources, Solksjaer believes that signing Haaland would have made both sporting and financial sense despite the transfer clause placed on the contract and ever since Haaland made his debut for the German side, he has kept up with outstanding performances.
Another source of frustration for Ole Gunnar Solksjaer is the club’s failure to complete Sancho’s deal in the summer transfer window that was closed on October 5. The club was the only one that bided for the England international but was unable to agree with Borussia Dortmund.
Despite the present impossibilities, Solksjaer believes that with Sancho and Haaland’s age and potentials, they are the right choice for Man. United’s long-term development but his final intention towards the players would be known when the transfer window opens again in January 2022.