​Manchester United are said to have moved ahead in the race to sign RB Salzburg superstar ​Erling Braut Haaland after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer instructed the club to sign the teenage sensation.

The 19-year-old Norwegian striker has been in incredible goalscoring form this season, scoring 26 goals in 18 games in all competitions, and is reportedly attracting interest from some of Europe’s biggest clubs.

Solskjaer has previously moved away from rumours of his interest in Haaland, but ​Metro reveal that Norwegian newspaper Dagbladet report that he wants to push ahead with a move for the teenager.

The United manager is already said to have forward Haaland's name as his key target in the upcoming couple of transfer windows. He has also reportedly mentioned the price range in which the club could get their man and United bosses are said to have started the process of making a bid.

Solskjaer is keen to bring in attacking reinforcements in January, after a weird ​summer transfer window left United insanely short up-front after Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez were allowed to join Inter Milan without any replacements being signed.

And despite an approach to be made in January, it is highly unlikely the Manchester United will be able to sign Haaland mid-season and would have to wait until the summer to sign their target.

Haaland has scored a remarkable five hat-tricks this season and proven he can cut it at Champions League level, scoring in each of his four appearances in Europe – including at Anfield in a 4-3 defeat to Liverpool.