Former Tottenham midfielder Jamie O’Hara has slammed Manchester United’s chances in the race for in-demand Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Braut Haaland.
As reported by talkSPORT, O’Hara believes the Red Devils ‘are not good enough’ to prevail in the upcoming transfer tug-of-war for the sought-after Norwegian prodigy.
After missing out on Haaland’s signature in the January transfer window of the 2019/20 campaign, United are now hell-bent on bringing the prolific striker to Old Trafford.
However, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will have to overcome several stumbling blocks to sign the 20-year-old.
United will face stiff competition from Barcelona, Real Madrid, and Premier League rivals Manchester City and Liverpool to sign the former RB Salzburg marksman.
The three-time European champions will also have to smash the club’s transfer record to get the deal over the line.
United forked out £89 million to bring Paul Pogba back from Juventus in 2016 and will now have to allocate approximately £154m to meet Dortmund’s demands.
Ed Woodward and co have put aside a total budget of just £80m before any outgoings for Solskjaer to work with during the transfer window.
Given the Germans’ staggering valuation of their prized asset, the Old Trafford outfit could be priced out of acting on their interest in the Norwegian whizz-kid.
However, even if they raise funds to launch an assault on Haaland, O’Hara thinks United will not stand a chance in the race with other Europe’s top clubs.
“They cannot get Haaland – because they are not good enough,” he told talkSPORT. “Why is he going to go to Man United? Why?”
“It is alright needing him, but you have got Real Madrid, Barca, Man City. They need him.”
According to O’Hara, Haaland will not follow in the footsteps of Pogba only to see his title-winning ambitions fall apart at Old Trafford.
The 34-year-old believes that the coveted youngster will choose a club able to ‘win everything.’
“United paid £100m for Pogba and he has gone there thinking they are going go to the next level,” he added.
“And it has not worked and he has been trophyless. Haaland is not going to go to Manchester United and be thinking – ‘We might win something, we might not.’ He is going somewhere where he might win everything.”
- West Ham United vs Manchester United: Premier League Preview, H2H & Predicted Line-ups
- Paul Scholes questions Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s subs against Young Boys
- Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hints at possible selection against West Ham United
- Ole Gunnar Solskjaer unhappy with the referee’s decision to send off Aaron Wan-Bissaka
- Solskjaer delivers verdict on Man United’s dismal Champions League start
- David De Gea revelling in new offensive role at Manchester United
- Cristiano Ronaldo eyeing a Champions League record with Manchester United
- Edinson Cavani sidelined, but Solskjaer expects him to return soon
- Young Boys vs Manchester United: Champions League Preview & Predicted Line-ups
- Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is not under pressure to select Cristiano Ronaldo every game