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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s new contract could put Manchester United in pole position to sign Borussia Dortmund superstar Erling Haaland next year, reports SunSport’s Phil Thomas.
United narrowly missed out on Haaland when he left Red Bull Salzburg for Dortmund 18 months ago.
The 21-year-old has a close relationship with his fellow countryman and was unwilling to take the chance on moving to Old Trafford if the manager was about to be sacked.
Both the star striker and his father, former Manchester City star Alf-Inge, admitted they did not want to risk working under a boss they had no vibe for if Solskjaer was axed.
The United boss gave the Norway international his debut as a teenager at Molde.
And now that his own long-term future has been secured after signing a new three-year contract last week, the Red Devils’ top brass hope that will leave them as favourites to sign Haaland next summer.
Meanwhile, United are reportedly hoping to sell 10 players this month to fund moves for Atletico Madrid star Kieran Trippier and Rennes ace Eduardo Camavinga.
Solskjaer is looking to assemble a squad capable of challenging for the Premier League title after back-to-back top-four finishes.
According to ESPN, the Red Devils are looking to recoup £100million, with Jesse Lingard, Anthony Martial, Phil Jones and Diogo Dalot up for sale.
Andreas Pereira, Daniel James, Alex Telles, Axel Tuanzebe and Brandon Williams are also believed to have been deemed as surplus to requirements.
And the Manchester giants are also said to be prepared to cash in on Paul Pogba, who has just a year left to run on his contract.