Man United keep a close eye on €15m-rated promising striker

Man United coach has refused to be drawn on whether or not Red Bull Salzburg centre-forward Erling Haaland is on his radar following rumours linking the 19-year-old striker to Red Devils.

Norway international has emerged as one of the most sought-after footballers in world football having struck an incredible 20 goals in just 13 matches for the Austrian champions this campaign after joining from Molde in winter.

Reports last week claimed that Red Devils could face competition from Real Madrid for the prolific striker, while Serie A giants Juventus and Napoli, whom he scored twice against on Wednesday, are also said to hold an interest.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer worked alongside Erling at Molde last campaign, before taking the job at Man United, but he appeared reluctant to discuss the prospects of signing his compatriot amid his current centre-forward shortage.

Haaland has been sensational form since the start of the campaign, but his recent exploits in the Champions League have made Europe’s biggest clubs sit up and take notice as he currently leads the goalscoring charts in the contest.

Norwegian striker has already registered six goals in only three Champions League matches so far and was on the scoresheet at Anfield earlier this month as his side were beaten 4-3 by reigning champions, Liverpool. There will be a contest for the striker, and his price could increase and become much more.

Man United are expected to sign a centre-forward in winter to challenge Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial for their places and have been heavily linked with Juventus centre-forward Mario Mandzukic who is out-of-favour under Maurizio Sarri.