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What Solskjaer said about Man Utd transfer target Erling Haaland after Colchester win

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer remained coy when discussing the future of Erling Haaland after Manchester United’s 3-0 Carabao Cup quarter-final victory against Colchester at Old Trafford.

Second-half goals from Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial, as well as a Colchester own-goal ensured United’s comfortable passage into the semi-finals, where a mouthwatering tie over two legs against Manchester City awaits.

RB Salzburg striker Haaland is one of the most coveted youngsters across Europe, with a host of clubs reportedly chasing his signature.

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According to a report in the Sun this week, the Reds are confident of securing the transfer of the 19-year-old in January, and he would remain in Austria on loan until the end of the season.

Solskjaer spoke to former Norway teammate and now journalist Jan Aage Fjortoft after the Colchester victory, and was asked about Haaland.

“He is a player I like, we are always looking for good players,” the United boss told ViaSport, as sourced by Manchester Evening News.

“Erling has had a nice development and he should keep developing where he decides to go. I don’t need to talk much about him. But as a team we are always looking for players who can complement the ones we already have. And then we will see what we end up with.”

It seems obvious that Solskjaer is interested in reuniting with a player he struck a good relationship with during his time at Molde.

Haaland has netted 24 times already for Red Bull this season and could be goalscorer United are looking for to lead their attack for years to come.

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