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EPL: McClaren knocks United for big transfer mistake

Timothy Aiyeku

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Erling Haaland

A former Man United coach Steve McClaren has knocked the club for failing to sign Erling Haaland in the last January transfer window after showing interest in his signature.

Erling Haaland was set to leave German Bundesliga outfit, RB Salzburg that transfer window with a number of clubs, including the Red Devils, lined up for his signature but he ended with Borussia Dortmund.

The former Man United coach noted that Erling Haaland is a perfect signing that would have complemented the Ole Gunnar Solskjaer attack, noting that the Red Devils would not have lost the Sevilla game if they had a player like him in the team.

According to the former manager, Man United have got fantastic players in the attack like Anthony Martial but lamented how the players don’t look good in big games, the reason why the Red Devils don’t stand tall amongst their ranks, he told talkSports.

He, therefore, stressed that what Man United need at the moment is not Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund but a number 9 who is a proven goal-scoring striker.

The former manager hailed the missed signing, stating that Erling Haaland is a real number 9 who can score goals and play under pressure, stressing that players of his kind are very difficult to find.

Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.