The Man Utd player is still angry when his former team lost to Dortmund in the recruitment of Norwegian young star Erling Haaland in January 2020.
Man Utd is said to have a great advantage in the race to win Haaland in January. Coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been a teacher of a young compatriot striker since both of them was still at Molde Club. Man Utd also expressed interest in Haaland when the 19-year-old striker shone at Red Bull Salzburg in the first half of this season.
But in the end, Man Utd retreated. Haaland still left Salzburg in January 2020 and joined Dortmund, where he quickly integrated, scoring 12 goals in 11 matches. Paul Ince said that Man Utd should not have been concerned about the $ 22 million fee for releasing the Norwegian striker with Salzburg.
Due to withdrawing from Haaland, Man Utd was more or less passive about the force when Rashford had to take long-term injury. They then had to fight by fighting Nigerian striker Odion Ighalo from China. Although the striker is integrating not bad, Ince implies that Ighalo is still not as good as Haaland.
Merson: ‘Aubameyang is the missing piece of Man Utd’
Former Arsenal midfielder Paul Merson believes striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang should join Man Utd.
Aubameyang is the Premier League top scorer 2018-2019. This season, striker Gabon scored 17 goals in the Premier League, but Arsenal are only ninth, eight points behind the top 4. Aubameyang was reportedly wanted to leave Arsenal after the team was eliminated from the Europa League by Olympiakos last month. British media revealed that Man Utd is willing to spend large amounts of money to recruit players with just over a year of contract with Arsenal.
Besides Man Utd, Barca and PSG are also said to be associated with Aubameyang. However, the $ 58 million fee Arsenal offer is a challenge for teams who want Aubameyang, because the striker is 31 years old.
The latest striker that Man Utd recruited from Arsenal was Robin van Persie in the summer of 2012. This is considered a successful contract, when the Dutch striker became the top scorer of the 2012-2013 season – the most recent season that Man Utd throne Champion and also the last season Sir Alex Ferguson took charge.