Ole Gunnar Solskjaer clears the air on United’s link to Sergio Aguero and Erling Haaland


    The manager of Manchester United, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has stressed that the club is not interested in signing Sergio Aguero, the outgoing striker of United’s local rivals Manchester City.

    Since Manchester City announced that the club would not extend the contract of the 32-year-old Argentine striker, a couple of clubs have been linked to him which include Arsenal and United.

    Recently, Arsenal’s manager, Mikel Arteta made it clear that the North London club would not go for the services of the iconic striker. Also, ahead of Manchester United’s Premier League game against Brighton scheduled to take place later today, April 4, at 19:30, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer showed no love to players who switch from one rival club to the other.

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer clears the air on United's link to Sergio Aguero and Erling Haaland
    Sergio Aguero.

    Hence, he said Manchester United have no intention of signing Sergio Aguero from Manchester City in the coming 2021 summer transfer window.

    Though 40 players have played in both Manchester United and Manchester City in the history of the two clubs, including the iconic Carlos Tevez who moved from Manchester United to Manchester City in 2009, coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said he does not want to be a party to such disloyalty.

    “When I played for Man Utd if a rival club would try to sign me and I’d gone to a rival club, where’s the loyalty?” Solskjaer said.

    “Of course, loyalty is one of the values I rank highly. So I wouldn’t expect any player who had played for a club for 10 years to want to go to a local rival…

    “I know we’re professional but when you play for Man Utd, you don’t go to Man City.

    “We’ve had examples of that and I didn’t really agree to those moves, to put it that way. I don’t want to name names, but you all know who I point my finger at. Enough said.”

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on Erling Haaland

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with Erling Haaland during their time together at Mold.
    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with Erling Haaland during their time together at Mold.

    The manager of Manchester United, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was forced to comment on the transfer speculation linking Manchester United to the rave of the moment Erling Haaland.

    Recall that the coach tried to sign him from Mold to Manchester United in 2019 but the youngster chose to join Borussia Dortmund instead.

    Due to his performance so far at Dortmund, Erling Haaland is wanted by some of the biggest clubs in Europa including Real Madrid and FC Barcelona.

    In Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s reaction to Haaland’s transfer saga, the Norwegian tactician said the 20-year-old Norway international would make up his mind on his next move if he chooses to leave Borussia Dortmund this summer.

    Solskjaer noted that he would not want to be dragged into Haaland’s transfer issues because it is not yet the right time to talk about transfers as the manager of Manchester United.

    “I’m focusing on the next two months,” he said. “Whatever happens in the world of football, there are only so many places anyone can go to. I’ll just focus on the ones who are here.

    “Even though I’ve worked with Erling, it’s not right for me to talk about him as a Manchester United manager to talk about him. I can talk about him as an ex-coach of his but he will make his own mind up.”


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