Former Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov has expressed his doubts over whether should Ole Gunnar Solsgkaer’s side target Erling Braut Haaland or try to look somewhere else.
Norwegian forward is one of the most in-demand players in Europe thanks to his impressive form with RB Salzburg in 2019/20 season, with a number of top team lining up for his services.
The Red Devils are among the main names to be rumoured with securing the services of 19-year-old forward who has already scored 27-goal in all competitions for RB Salzbur, with the 19-year-old having previously worked with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Molde it seems realistic to see pair reuniting at Old Trafford.
However, Berbatov – who managed to found back of the net 56 times in 149 games for the Red Devils across a four-year spell – thinks that Halland doesn’t fit Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s playing style and urged Norwegian to be careful before making a move in January.
“Manchester United outplayed Tottenham at Old Trafford by moving the ball quickly, being aggressive and generally playing with the kind of purpose that United fans expect to see,” he told Betfair.
“The movement of Jesse Lingard, Mason Greenwood and especially Marcus Rashford was excellent and the team’s performance was a big step in the right direction.
“Rashford scored his first goal from a difficult angle and, even though Paulo Gazzaniga should have saved his shot, it gave the United striker the belief that this was his night.
“If United’s attacking players can perform as well as they did against Tottenham, and Anthony Martial plays to his potential when he returns from injury, then there’s no need for Ole to sign a striker in January. Bringing in a new forward at this point could even discourage the players that United already have.
“I know there’s speculation about Erling Braut Haaland coming to Old Trafford. but they need to think carefully about how he would fit into their style of play.”