December 8, 2021

SportsOnly

For all the latest football news, transfer news, football facts and other sports.

Raiola blocked Haaland’s move to Manchester United

1 min read

Mino Raiola steered Erling Braut Haaland away from joining Manchester United in January 2020, according to Borussia Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke.

Man United were strongly linked with the Norwegian during his time at Red Bull Salzburg, but the striker ultimately joined Dortmund from the Austrian club.

The 21-year-old has scored 70 goals in 69 appearances for BVB in all competitions, and a number of clubs, including the Red Devils, are expected to compete for his signature next summer.

According to Watzke, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side made a ‘better offer’ for Haaland, but his agent Raiola believed that the Norwegian would be “better off” in Germany.

“The offer from Manchester United was better,” Watzke told Sport1 . “However Mino Raiola realised that Erling is better off with us.

“People notice that gifted people make a breakthrough with us the quickest. That is a resounding argument for the players, the parents of the players and the advisors. We have no inhibitions about letting 17-year-olds play.”

Haaland has scored 13 times in 10 appearances for Dortmund this season but is expected to be on the sidelines until next year due to a hip flexor problem.

1 thought on “Raiola blocked Haaland’s move to Manchester United

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *