Ole Gunnar Solskjaer lamented the judgment of his former team, Manchester United.
Elling Holland is showing monstrous results every day. On the 4th (hereinafter Korean time), in a match against West Ham United, he scored 5 consecutive league games and broke the English Premier League (EPL) most goals in a single season (35 goals, the previous record was 34 goals).
He was also voted Player of the Year by the Football Writers Association of England (FWA). On the 12th, the FWA announced the men’s and women’s soccer players of the year in England. Haaland won the award with an overwhelming 82% of the vote, beating Bukayo Saka, Martin Odegaard (Arsenal), Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) and Marcus Rashford (Man United).
Even 50 million euros (about 72.9 billion won) feels cheap. Haaland wore a Man City shirt for that amount last summer. According to the soccer statistics media ‘Transfermarkt’, Holland’s current estimated ransom is a whopping 170 million euros (approximately 247.9 billion won).
Maybe Manchester United could have Haaland. That was possible with only £4 million (about 6.7 billion won). This is because when Haaland was in Molde in the Norwegian league in 2018, the manager was Manchester United’s ‘Super Joker’ Solskjaer.
Solskjaer recognized Haaland’s talent early on. He was himself a striker with great senses, so he was sure Haaland would thrive. Knowing that the Norwegian league was a small well, Solskjaer tried to alleviate his regret by selling Holland to a team related to him.먹튀검증
But Manchester United didn’t listen. Solskjaer said on the 13th through England’s ‘The Sun’, “I called Manchester United about six months before I took over and told them to take our striker (Holland), but they didn’t listen. I paid 4 million pounds for Haaland’s transfer. He asked for it, but Manchester United didn’t sign him.”
Haaland moved to Austria’s Red Bull Salzburg a year later. His transfer fee was 8 million euros (approximately 11.7 billion won), where Haaland made his name known throughout Europe.
For now, that is deplorable. Manchester United are currently experiencing ups and downs in the second half due to the absence of a clear striker. On the other hand, Man City is working hard with Holland in the second half and challenging the ‘Treble’ that only Man United achieved in the 1998-99 season.