Erling Braut Haaland is among the most coveted young strikers in the world and according to the sporting director of Red Bull, he is in talks with Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig regarding a possible move.
The Norwegian has been linked to Manchester United as well but it seems as though he won’t be joining them right now – and here are three reasons why that is a good thing.
3. Hinders development of existing players
Manchester United have used Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and, sometimes, Mason Greenwood as the centre-forward. While the Frenchman seems to be the undisputed centre-forward, Greenwood could be a good alternative.
As such, the arrival of Haaland would all but finish the hopes of Greenwood getting minutes, which would hinder his development. On top of that, since Martial is on form, the arrival of another elite talent could complicate things unnecessary.
2. The jump
Haaland is setting records in the left, right and centre this season but one has to realise that he is playing in the Austrian league and jumping straight to the Premier League might not be the best of decisions.
Seasoned campaigners from better leagues have tripped after coming to England and Haaland is only 19 years of age playing in the Austrian league. As a result, his next club needs to be a stepping stone for him – and not as big as the Red Devils.
1. Too much pressure at the Old Trafford
The Old Trafford might be the Theatre of Dreams but sometimes, the dreams turn into nightmares – as has happened so many times in the past to many players. The pressure of playing for one of the most important clubs in the history of the world is always immense.
The margin for error almost doesn’t exist in Manchester and with that, comes immense expectation. The burden of that would be too much on the broad-but-young shoulders of Haaland.