Salzburg key man emerged as shock transfer target for Man Utd

Man United hope their willingness to loan Erling Haaland back to Red Bull Salzburg will help their bid for the Norwegian starlet.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sent his personal scout, Simon Wells, to monitor over the 19-year-old earlier this season as Man United intensify their bid to join the striker.

Erling Haaland has attracted attention from all over Europe after an astonishing debut to the season in which he’s scored 26 goals in 18 matches.

The teenager has already netted four hat-tricks this term and Man Utd boss had hoped his personal relationship with the striker would see him pick Old Trafford.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer handed Haaland his first-team debut at Molde in 2017, and the Red Devils are desperate to strengthen their frontline.

Though, the club know they are far from the only suitors for Haaland’s put pen to paper and Man United have attempted to usurp their competitors by offering to loan Haaland back to Salzburg to complete a transfer for the forward.

The Mirror claim Manchester United would allow Salzburg to keep Haaland for the remainder of the campaign provided they can agree on a deal in the winter transfer window.

Manchester United hope that will see them keep ahead in the race versus the likes of Real Madrid and Barcelona.

But the club fear Haaland is more interested in a transfer to Spain.