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19 Jan 2020 10:59:28
Seeing a few self pitying posts about Haaland following his performance in his first game for Dortmund.

Yes the club wanted to sign him, but the lad didn't want to move to us.

Hardly surprising as he was born in Leeds while his dad played from them, his dad then moved to City.

So he is unlikely to be a childhood United supporter. Then consider one of our most revered captains and a player still held in high regard by most United fans was responsible for ending his fathers career.

So its hardly surprising that for him we aren't his first choice.

We miss out on players all the time.

According to Ed Woodward we are monitoring over 900 players, with a realistic maximum of around 25 players in our first team squad then a bare minimum of 875 will never play for United.

Let's not moan every time a player who was linked with us scores a goal or has a good game elsewhere.

{Ed007's Note - Roy Keane did not end Alf-Inge Haaland's career, he had nothing at all to do with it. Haaland finished that particular match and then played a midweek friendly for Norway and played in City's next league game as well.
His ongoing problems with were with his left knee - if you watch the video you'll notice the Norwegian's left knee is strapped up - while Keane clipped him on the right one.
Both City and Haaland dropped their legal action against Keane following his autobiography because the medical & video evidence showed Keane wasn't at fault and that Haaland had admitted that he had been playing with an injured left knee and that it hadn't taken a knock in the game.}

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19 Jan 2020 11:44:06
Well said ed047.
Shappy i said the same. Players turning united down for years. Alaways have always will. You win some you lose some.

19 Jan 2020 12:07:58
I was just about to say this but Ed you cleared everything up for me. Also I've heard the club pulled out of the deal because Raiola wanted a release clause in his contract so he had full control of his next move aswell. I believe Haaland has a 50 million clause in his dortmund contract. If he has two sensational seasons then 50 million is an absolute steal so if that is the case I don't blame the club at all for not going ahead with it.

19 Jan 2020 12:11:53
Shouldn't let the facts get in the way if a good story though Ed 😀

I thought that nonsense about Keane ending Haalands career was put to rest long ago!

{Ed007's Note - As long as I have breath in my body I won't stand by and allow the great man to be dissed, Betty 😁

19 Jan 2020 12:51:25
People ignore that Haaland played for OGS at Molde did he not? What does it say about Haalands thoughts about our manager? Maybe he just wanted Dortmund, maybe his agent aimed him elsewhere, maybe he couldn’t see United competing for years under present management and maybe he doesn’t have the emotional twaddle about OGS. Whatever he thinks, he went elsewhere, so did Shearer, move on and see what happens with the lad, we can always try again.

19 Jan 2020 13:17:28
Too true bond.

Keane made a bad decision and put in a bad challenge, but it’s been blown completely out of proportion.

Young Haaland made the best decision for his career, and anyone looking at United for the last few years couldn’t blame him.



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