Man United interested in signing Alf-Inge Haaland’s son

first_img Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January LATEST TRANSFER NEWS IN DEMAND Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer targets Manchester United are monitoring Molde teenager, Erling Braut Haaland, son of Alf-Inge, who Roy Keane famously floored during a 2001 Manchester derby.The 17-year-old Haaland scored four goals in 21 minutes for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side in a 4-0 win against Norwegian league-leaders Brann on Sunday. The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star REVEALED Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade center_img moving on Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti 1 LATEST LIVING THE DREAM targets The aftermath of Keane’s infamous horror tackle RANKED And according to ESPN, United’s Scandinavian scout Tommy Moller Nielsen was in attendance to watch Haaland, who has played for Norway’s various age groups and at the time of writing has scored nine goals in six U19 games.The Old Trafford link, though, will bring back painful memories for his father, who is remembered for his feud with Keane.In 1997, Keane injured his anterior cruciate ligament trying to tackle Haaland, then of Leeds United. As Keane lay on the ground, Haaland leaned over and shouted at him, suggesting he was feigning injury. The United captain was stretchered off and out of action for nearly a year afterwards. Then, when the pair met in the 2001 Manchester derby, Keane was sent off for a vicious, bone-crunching assault on Haaland’s knee and later admitted in his autobiography that it was a premeditated act of vengeance.“I’d waited long enough. I fucking hit him hard,” he wrote in his 2002 autobiography, Keane. “The ball was there (I think). Take that you cunt. And don’t ever stand over me sneering about fake injuries. Even in the dressing room afterwards, I had no remorse. My attitude was, fuck him. What goes around, comes around. He got his just rewards. He fucks me over and my attitude is an eye for an eye.”It caused a furore at the time and the midfielder was fined £150,000 by the FA, though Keane has tried to clear up the comments by claiming he never set out to injure Haaland.He wanted to nail him, but as he wrote in his book, The Second Half: “There’s a difference between kicking somebody and injuring somebody. Any experienced player will tell you that.”In 2017, Haaland’s son revealed he harbours dreams of following in his father’s footsteps and playing for Leeds.“I think I can develop myself to be even better and more professional at Molde,” he told Norwegian news outlet Aftenposten.“I know they are good at it. They have developed many players to become good. I want to be the best possible.“The dream is to win the Premier League with Leeds. In addition, the goal is to become a better player than my dad was. I hope to get more [Norway] caps than he did.”last_img

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