Photos of transfer target Erling Haaland signing Man Utd shirt explained

Erling Haaland caused a social media frenzy this evening after an image emerged of the RB Salzburg striker appearing to sign a Manchester United shirt.

The image, as expected, sent many United fans on twitter into meltdown with many convinced that this way a sign that Haaland was one step closer to making his move to Old Trafford.

While there was no certainty that the photo of Haaland signing the red shirt was genuine, it was certainly intriguing.

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According to a report in the Sun, United believe they are close to securing a £76m move for the promising 19-year-old forward, who would be loaned back out to his Austrian club until the end of the season.

However, the context behind the image has been explained by Manchester Evening News journalist Samuel Luckhurst.

The reporter says that the photo was taken in an event in his hometown of Bryne, commending the photographer for creating the social media storm.

Haaland then posted numerous photos on his social media of him signing other shirts, albeit in a different setting to the one in which he signed the United jersey.



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