Manchester United are not good enough to sign much-requested Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland.
That’s the verdict of former Tottenham midfielder Jamie O’Hara, who claims the Norwegian starlet will not be short of suitors this summer and not be interested in moving to Old Trafford.
Haaland played under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer under Molde and the United boss recently revealed that he has kept in close contact with his compatriot.
But speaking on talkSPORT Breakfast, O’Hara rejected United’s chances of landing the hottest young player on the planet.
“They can’t have Haaland,” he said. “I’m sorry, but they’re not good enough. Why would he go to Man United?
“It’s good to need him, but you have Real Madrid, Barcelona, Manchester City after him.
“Watch [Paul] Pogba. They paid £ 100million for him and he’s gone, they think we’re going to take it to the next level… Man United are going to come back. And he went there and it didn’t work out. He is almost without a trophy.
“Haaland is not going to Manchester United where it will be ‘we could win something, we might not’.
“He’s going somewhere where he wins everything.”
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The 20-year-old is believed to be valued at around £ 150million after scoring 34 goals in 37 Bundesliga appearances.
And ex-Chelsea striker Tony Cascarino believes Serie A giants Juventus will make Haaland their next top-tier arrival.
“A very likely move will be Juventus, as they bought Ronaldo at 33 for £ 99million,” the talkSPORT Weekend Sports Breakfast host said.
“Obviously you don’t know the financial situation of this football club, but they are very ambitious in Italian football.
“You start to see the expense, like they did in the 80s when they were willing to pay big salaries and big registration fees.
“If you’re ready to sign Ronaldo at 33 for £ 99million, you could easily go sign Haaland.
“They are going to be a stimulating team [for the Champions League] in the next five years. Juve have had a very difficult season this year. It was a transition season for them.
“Ronaldo is still at the football club and they say he will be there next year. But when they went to pick up Ajax’s Matthijs de Ligt, their ambition was clear.
“They had stopped doing that in Italian football. It is a question of where clubs are financially able to enter into these types of transactions.
“Juve would definitely go for Haaland because Ronaldo is 36, but you would still want to take him to the football club.”