Manchester United transfers: Mutual agreement over Haaland transfer, Scholes backs Pogba to stay

Erling Haaland of Borussia Dortmund
Erling Haaland of Borussia Dortmund

Manchester United are one of the clubs keen on signing Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland next summer when his 64m pounds release clause becomes active.

The Red Devils, perhaps, looked the favourites to sign the Norwegian before he opted to join Borussia Dortmund.

According to the Mirror, United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and football director John Murtough have agreed to go after Haaland next summer.

The 21-year-old announced himself into world football following his back to back stellar seasons at Dortmund.

Die Borussen managed to fend off interests from European giants last summer by keeping hold of Haaland. Recent reports are stating that they are planning to double his salary in order to keep him at the club for a few more years.

Premier League giants are in the market for a new striker because of Anthony Martial’s lack of form while Edinson Cavani is in the twilight of his career.

Paul Scholes backs Pogba to stay

Man Utd are yet to resolve the future of star midfielder Paul Pogba, whose contract at Old Trafford expires next summer.

Although the French man is willing to extend his stay, European giants like Real Madrid, Barcelona, Juventus and PSG are keeping tabs on his situation.

Former Man Utd star Paul Scholes has requested the World Cup winner to stay in England as he claims Barcelona and Real Madrid are in ruins.

Scholes said (h/t The Sun): “I can’t see why he would want to leave here. Why would you want to leave England?

“You look at Real Madrid – the Spanish league’s gone. Real, Barcelona, they’re an absolute, complete mess.

“PSG might be another option for him but England is the best now.

“You look at the top four teams, they’ve got all the best players, the best managers are here, so why would he want to leave?