Man United: David Ornstein reveals Erling Haaland & Mario Mandzukic transfer updates

Erling Haaland’s dad visited Man United, maybe

Reporter David Ornstein held a Q&A on The Athletic’s website on Monday.

During the event, Ornstein revealed that Erling Haaland’s dad may have already visited Man United. He said:

As Adam Crafton reported last week, Man (United) are keen on Haaland.

I’ve been told by one source that his father has visited and been seen at United’s training ground – but I don’t know that for certain. 

Erling’s dad, of course, is former Man City midfielder Alf-Inge Haaland.

To be clear, no images of Alf-Inge Haaland at Old Trafford or Carrington have been seen.


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Will Mario Mandzukic join Man United in January?

David Ornstein tackled that question too, reporting:

Although Mandzukic may have the profile United are looking for, I’d be surprised if they went for him if he still has played so little football come January.

Plus they are now scoring more goals (Bournemouth aside) so it might not be as pressing a concerns for January as it was looking a few weeks ago.

David Ornstein on Erling Haaland & Mario Mandzukic

David Ornstein on Erling Haaland & Mario Mandzukic

Erling Haaland & Mario Mandzukic: Contract details

19-year-old Erling Haaland is under contract at RB Salzburg until 2023.

This season, Haaland has scored 15 goals in 12 matches in the Austrian Bundesliga.

He’s also scored 7 goals in the Champions League in four games. Haaland’s total stats are 26 goals in 18 matches.

Meanwhile, 33-year-old Mario Mandzukic is under contract at Juventus until 2021.

Mandzukic is yet to feature for Juve this season, and he’s been pushed to the sidelines by manager Maurizio Sarri.

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