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​Fjortoft: Man Utd manager Solskjaer good mentor for Haaland

Former Norway international Jan Age Fjortoft believes that Erling Braud Haaland would be a good fit at Manchester United.

The young striker is in demand after a series of impressive performances for RB Salzburg domestically and in the Champions League.

He has already paid visits to RB Leipzig and Borussia Dortmund over the past week.

But Fjortoft believes that his countryman Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would be a good mentor for Haaland if he joined United.

"The links with United are inevitable given his past association with Solskjaer [at Molde] and I think the way United are working at the moment would be attractive for him," Fjortoft told the Irish Independent.

"They are looking to develop young players and are signing the best talent in Europe and there is no doubt at this moment Haaland is in that category when you see what he has done in the Champions League this season.

"It is all about picking the right club now. I expect him to move in January because any club scout who is not looking at a 19-year-old with this much potential needs to be fired, so he will have options.

"I know Borussia Dortmund are very interested, but it is up to Team Haaland now to decide what happens next. They turned down a move to Juventus when he moved to Salzburg as they felt he would develop better playing regular first-team football and they got that decision right. Now they have another choice to make."

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