The Red Devils coach says he has seen the Norwegian’s talent when coaching him at Molde.
has established a reputation as one of the biggest stars of his generation. The Norwegian striker has scored 21 goals in his 21 league appearances forBorussia Dortmund
in their current campaign and he has attracted interest from elite clubs across Europe.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
, who has coached the striker in the early stages of his career atMolde
, says he has always been aware of his exceptional abilities.
Solskjaer toldSky Sports
"Yeah. You can see the personality.
"He came as a 16-year-old, of course you never know with injuries, he struggled really badly with bad knees when he came. But I could see someone with a personality.
"I remember him brushing off and putting our centre-back and centre midfielders, two big, massive lads, he put them on the floor and asked them to get up. He’s a winner.
"He’s got a great personality, of course. He’s proving to everyone how good a player he is.
"We played against Zenit in the Europa League play-off and the referee came to me after and said, 'he’ll play in the Champions League soon'. We did know.
"He’s a top personality. I played with Alf [Haaland’s father], he’s a bit old school in that respect. He’s a winner."
Asked about a possible move for Haaland in the summer transfer window, Solskjaer responded:
"Erling will have a fantastic career. I’m following Erling. I've always said that. He is doing incredibly well for Dortmund, so we'll see where he ends up," he said.
"We will do what we can to become a better team, then he will do what he can to become a better player."
Manchester United will play their next Premier League match againstBrighton
on April 4.