Napoli expect Manchester United to complete the January signing of Erling Haaland from Salzburg

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Erling Haaland has been nothing short of a sensation this season.

The 19-year-old phenom has been a man on fire, plundering 21 goals in just 14 games for RB Salzburg - including six Champions League goals in just three appearances.

It is no surprise then that the prolific Norweigan has caught the eye of some of Europe's biggest teams especially with the January transfer window on the horizon.

Over the last few weeks, Manchester United have emerged as favourites for the youngster's signature, with Haaland having previously worked with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Molde.

It is no secret that United are in desperate need of some additional firepower upfront and Haaland could be the spark they need to reignite their stuttering season.


Now, with the winter window just two months away, it seems that United are almost on the brink of bringing Haaland to Old Trafford.

That is because Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport are reporting that Napoli have already ended their pursuit of the striker due to their belief that he will go to United.

According to Napoli scout Loris Boni, Solskjaer's presence at United is a big incentive.

If then, his compatriot Solskjaer remains as coach at Manchester United, I think he can go there, 

"Solskjaer was also the one who gave him his debut at Molde, as he coached the club at the time."

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United rocketed up the table to seventh with a 3-1 win over Norwich City on Sunday thanks to goals from Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Scott McTominay.

It was a welcome relief for an underfire Solskjaer who has come in for increasing criticism over the course of the season.

If United can somehow stumble upon some consistency and bring Haaland into the fold in the winter, they may just be able to resurrect their season.

At just 19, Haaland's best years are ahead of him and he would be an absolutely stellar signing.

Get it done, Ole.


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