Manchester United had a really bad weekend. Defeat to Leicester has put a gloomy cloud over the club heading into the international break.
If there is one positive from the weekend, it’s that Erling Haaland’s situation at Dortmund could be beginning to unravel.
Take it with a pinch of salt perhaps, but Haaland is reported to be unhappu with Dortmund’s league position, which puts him at risk of missing out on Champions League football next season.
AS report Haaland has made it ‘absolutely clear’ via his agent Mino Raiola that he will not stay this summer if Dortmund fall short.
Currently Dortmund sit in fifth place in the Bundesliga. They are four points behind fourth, and have Leverkusen just three points behind them in sixth.
At the weekend Haaland scored two but Dortmund still slipped up, drawing 2-2 at Cologne. Haaland expressed his unhappiness at full-time.
Would Haaland solve United’s problems?
Getting to Haaland won’t be easy. The angle AS are spinning is that Real Madrid are keen, in addition to City, and boast of Mino Raiola’s good relationship with the Spanish club.
United are in contention for the free scoring Norwegian, who has a record setting 20 Champions League goals in 14 matches.
Haaland, it must be noted, is not an instant fix for United’s problems. The strikers attempted just two shots against Leicester, showing the issues come from a lack of service too.
So no, the young striker won’t solve everything, but he certainly will make United a better side. He has 21 goals in 21 Bundesliga appearances this season.
Haaland has a release clause which comes into effect next summer, but Dortmund might have to cash in later this year.
Clubs like United who are keen on his services [MEN], will have to hope Dortmund continue to fall short in their bid to qualify for the Champions League next season.
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