As per a report from the Athletic’s Sam Pilger, Manchester United are growing ever-more confident of securing a January deal for RB Salzburg sensation Erling Braut Haaland.
United back on song
On the back of a largely-disappointing opening to the campaign, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Red Devils have looked much-improved of late.
United welcomed Premier League top-4 rivals Tottenham to Old Trafford last week, with the hosts having eventually emerged with a crucial 2-1 win.
This was followed by a derby showdown with Man City at the Etihad last weekend.
And the Manchester giants went on to build on their victory over Spurs with a 2nd-straight high-profile 3-point haul versus Pep Guardiola’s men.
A superb performance on the part of the visitors, going forward in the first-half, and defensively following the interval, eventually saw United emerge with an impressive 2-1 victory.
The recent excellence of Solskjaer’s men has not been restricted to the domestic front, though.
A meeting with Dutch outfit AZ Alkmaar in the Europa League on Thursday night saw United secure top spot in Group L, courtesy of a dominant 4-0 win.
The Old Trafford giants, though, do not appear ready to rest on their laurels.
Recent reports have suggested that the Red Devils are eyeing a number of reinforcements in the January transfer window.
The reliable Athletic earlier this week named a pair of players, in the form of James Maddison and Erling Haaland, as United’s prime targets this winter.
And, if the latest updates circulating this afternoon prove to be accurate, then the Manchester powerhouse’s efforts to bring in the latter could well prove fruitful.
RB Salzburg sensation Haaland has been in irresistible form over the early months of the season, having racked up a staggering 28 goals and 7 assists across 22 appearances in all competitions.
The 19-year-old has unsurprisingly been earmarked as a potential world-beater by a number of Europe’s top clubs, but Manchester United seemingly plan to steal a match on any and all competitors for his signature over the coming weeks.
According to Sam Pilger, reporter for the likes of the Athletic, the Times, Forbes and more, those in charge at Old Trafford are now ‘increasingly confident’ of clinching a deal for Haaland in January.
#MUFC now increasingly confident of signing Erling Haaland next month in the January transfer window.
— Sam Pilger (@sampilger) December 14, 2019