By Craig Scott

12th Jun, 2020 | 10:30am

'He speaks about Leeds' - Journalist makes claim about hotshot centre-forward

Norwegian journalist Jan Aage Fjortoft has claimed that Erling Haaland has no affinity towards Manchester United, saying that Leeds United mean more to him.

Haaland, 19, is one of the most highly-rated strikers in Europe at the moment, scoring 13 goals in 14 appearances since joining Borussia Dortmund in January.

Although he’s still a greenhorn at Signal Iduna Park, Man United have been repeatedly linked with signing the Norway international, whose goal tally this season amassed to a whopping 41 goals in 36 outings for both Red Bull Salzburg and Dortmund.

Ex-Norwegian striker Fjortoft, who is now a journalist and media personality in Norway, has recently been talking about Haaland’s future to the Blood Red Podcast.

He believes Haaland would stand out at Liverpool if they sign him and has rubbished speculation about him joining Man United because Leeds mean more to him.

“He would be a good fit for any club and for Liverpool he is good – when he speaks about United, he speaks about Leeds United,” said Fjortoft.

Why would Haaland want to join Man United?

The Red Devils are a shadow of what they once were and his father’s career was pretty much ruined by Roy Keane in a game between Man City and United.

Haaland was born in Leeds and clearly has a thing for the Yorkshire club but talk about him heading to England is very premature.

He’s only just joined Dortmund, who are one of the most well-supported clubs in the world and he’s done very well there.

Why quit such an attractive club to head to England where he might not get as many chances to develop as he would in the Bundesliga?

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer being Norwegian is perhaps the only reason why Man United would appeal to Haaland but that surely isn’t strong enough to tempt him.

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