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Manchester United can win Alf-Inge Haaland and Mino Raiola round in Erling Haaland transfer negotiations because of their financial muscle, Karen Brady believes. The Norway international is Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s top target ahead of the summer window. But landing him won’t be easy with so many other top clubs also in the mix.

Haaland has been in remarkable form for Borussia Dortmund this season, scoring 31 goals in the Bundesliga and Champions League combined.

And, as a result, many top European clubs are keen on snapping him up.

Manchester United are among them, with Solskjaer dreaming of a reunion with the player who he previously managed at Molde.

Some believe the Red Devils stand little chance of striking a deal because of their rocky relationships with Haaland Sr and Raiola.

But Brady thinks otherwise and has tipped United to challenge for the Dortmund striker’s signing because of their huge wealth and fortune.

She wrote for The Sun: “Never mind that Raiola is ruthless and argumentative, his 100-strong roster shows that he is appreciated by players. I just wish that agents were under control.

“Alf Haaland spent ten years here. He’s best known for his feud with Roy Keane, not an unusual state of affairs with the Irishman.

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“Haaland put him out of football for a year during a Leeds-Man United match and, being Keane, he set about his revenge when they met next in a City-United derby.

“Keane was fined £150,000 and banned for eight matches for later admitting his red-card tackle was a deliberate act.

“Haaland was forced to retire and later said: “I really dislike United and I can’t stand their players.”

“Not exactly perfect grounds to start a negotiation — yet Ole Gunnar Solskjaer managed Molde when Erling played there and dad may wish to change his mind.

“Raiola has also said: “I don’t give a f*** if I never do another player with Manchester United.”

“However, I think £25m each could persuade them otherwise and, anyway, United are a great club and shouldn’t be ruled out.”


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United face strong competition when it comes to snapping up Haaland, however.

Manchester City are keen as well, despite Pep Guardiola saying otherwise, especially with Sergio Aguero set to leave the Etihad Stadium behind.

Barcelona are in the mix, with the Catalan giants yet to sign a long-term replacement for Luis Suarez.

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel sees Haaland as the perfect player to spearhead his attack, particularly with Timo Werner, Tammy Abraham and Olivier Giroud all struggling for consistency.

And Real Madrid can’t be discounted, either, even if their priority appears to be Kylian Mbappe at the current moment in time.

Meanwhile, speaking recently, former United star Paul Scholes urged his side to sign Haaland instead of Tottenham’s Harry Kane.

Kane has been linked with a move away from north London come the summer, with Spurs enduring a problematic season under Jose Mourinho.

And Scholes said: “First and foremost, they need a number nine.

“I think the forwards they have are very good, but are any of them really a number nine, are they wide players? You just can’t make sense out of it, really.

“When [Edinson] Cavani’s played, he’s looked alright, but he’s picked up a few injuries. He’s at that age, it was always going to happen, he was always going to be bit-part.

“They need someone who is more permanent. I know Haaland is talked about a lot, he’s going to cost a lot of money. Harry Kane at Spurs, there are rumours that he might want to leave there.

“I think any one of them, you take any one of them, but I think if I had to choose, then Haaland would definitely be the one.

“Purely for his age, his ability, the timing of his career, he’s played under Ole [Gunnar Solskjaer] before. I think it would make sense for everyone to do it, but there’s going to be other clubs in for him, so it will be difficult.

“I like Kane, I think he’s brilliant. When he first came onto the scene, I likened him to Ruud [van Nistelrooy], he’s a ruthless finisher, desperate to score goals.

“I just think at the stages of each one’s career, then you get more out of Haaland.”

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