Man Utd legend reveals Man City ‘worry’ in Haaland chase

David Lynch
  • David Lynch
  • Updated: May 19, 2021, 14:09 CEST
  • 3 min read
Man Utd legend reveals Man City ‘worry’ in Haaland chase

Manchester United legend Paul Scholes fears his former club could miss out to Manchester City in the chase for Erling Haaland this summer.

The Borussia Dortmund striker has added 33 goals to his prolific personal record in just 34 appearances so far this season, with 10 of those coming in the Champions League.

And, while a release clause in the region of €75-100million included in his contract cannot be activated until next summer, a move at the end of this season is not out of the question.

United will have to fend off interest from the likes of Barcelona and Real Madrid, who are believed to have already held talks with the player’s agent Mino Raiola, if they are to get a deal over the line.

But it is the possibility of City, who Haaland’s father Alf-Inge played for in the early 2000s, getting involved that most concerns Scholes.

“I think he’d have a big impact,” he told talkSPORT 2.

“I know there’s a relationship with Ole that he’s had in the past. We all know how good he is, although I think I read he’d not scored in six games which is a bit worrying for him.

“Man United are desperate for a number nine, an out-and-out centre-forward and he would be the ideal choice. Of course, he would.

“There are a couple of other options out there and you do have to worry about the City link with his dad which could be strong in this situation but let’s see.

“Fingers crossed that, if he does move, he moves to the right side of Manchester.”