Mino Raiola takes aim at Man Utd boss Solskjaer for talking up Erling Haaland and confirms Real Madrid transfer interest

MINO RAIOLA has aimed a dig at Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, following the Norwegian's recent comments about his compatriot Erling Haaland.

The Italian dropped a bombshell yesterday, when he insisted that it is 'over for Paul Pogba at Manchester United'.

And now he has taken issue with Solskjaer's admiration of another of his clients, Haaland.

On the prodigious striker, who he worked with at Molde, Solskjaer recently enthused: "The boy has had a great start to his career.

"It was really good to work with him, to see the potential in him, and some part of me feels proud of having a little bit of an input in such a rise."

In response, however, Raiola told Tuttosport: "Haaland is like [Zlatan] Ibrahimovic when he was 20.

"Solskjaer is a good guy but he was wrong when he said that Erling is like [Romelu] Lukaku.

"It would be better if Solskjaer thought about finding a way to make Pogba play like a champion, instead of talking about Haaland."

The Red Devils were interested in signing Haaland, 20, from RB Salzburg a year ago.

But he elected to sign for Dortmund instead, scoring 33 goals in 32 games in an astonishingly efficient 2020.


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According to Raiola, 53, however, his next move is more likely to be Real Madrid, for his 'ambition'.

He continued: "I can’t talk about Haaland’s release clause.

"This [Madrid’s interest] is not new to me.

"But he is very happy with Borussia Dortmund. Erling wants to win the Champions League. When he leaves the club, it will be for his ambition and not for money."

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