Europa League: Man United were “lucky” to be awarded penalty against Granada – Paul Scholes – TBEN

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Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has named Chelsea and Manchester United as the only two European clubs desperate to sign Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund.

According to him, speculation linking the player to Real Madrid and Barcelona is just noise as they may not be willing to break the bank to sign the striker.

Haaland is currently linked with many top European clubs as he is considered one of the best players in world football.

The Norwegian has scored 49 goals in 51 appearances for Borussia Dortmund this season.

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And Scholes, a former England midfielder, believes Manchester United and Chelsea are better placed to serve 20-year-old Haaland.

“I think it’s a question of which club can [afford to] pay for it now. I don’t think there are too many who can, ”Scholes told BT Sport.

“You think of Real Madrid and Barcelona, ​​and all those noises you hear, but they probably couldn’t pay that money.

“Man City don’t seem to want to pay this money. And Pep Guardiola rarely plays a number nine, anyway.

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“Even when he had Aguero and Jesus in good shape, he barely played them, so is this the type of player Guardiola wants? I am not sure this is the case.

“Look, he’s a player Man United and Chelsea desperately need and these are probably the two clubs that I think could afford to pay for that this summer.

“I think they [Manchester United] are desperate for this number nine. Haaland is the most obvious, or Harry Kane, of these types of players.

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“Are they going to come to Manchester United at this point? Can Manchester United bring them here this summer? I think they probably can.

“But the two will have the choice of any club in Europe.”

When asked if he could see Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side capable of spending £ 150million on Haaland or any striker this summer, the former midfielder maestro added: “I think that they probably would, yes. Look, he’s a player United desperately need.

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