A Red Devils legend has explained how the noisy neighbors might have an edge in the race to sign the Norwegian sensation.
Erling Haaland would be the “perfect choice” for Manchester United but “there’s every chance” he could join Manchester City, fears Paul Scholes.
A fierce transfer battle is anticipated as Europe’s top sides are expected to wrestle for the signature of Haaland in the summer.
With Anthony Martial struggling with inconsistency and Mason Greenwood not yet ready to lead the line, United will supposedly be in the market for a new striker and are linked with the signing of the Borussia Dortmund star.
Elsewhere, City are also said to be keen on the 20-year-old striker and view him as an ideal successor to Sergio Aguero, who is set to depart the Etihad at the end of the season.
“He’d have a big impact. Do I think it’s happening? I think there’s every chance of [him joining City],” Scholes has told talkSPORT 2 of Haaland.
“I don’t know, but there’s that relationship with Ole that he’s had in the past. We all know how good he is, although I heard this morning that he hasn’t scored in six games which is a little bit worrying for him.
“Look, Man United are desperate for a No 9, an all-out centre-forward. Haaland would be the perfect choice, of course he would. There are another couple of players out there who would do that job as well.
“Plus, you have to think about his dad with the City link as well. That could be strong in this situation. Let’s see. Fingers crossed if he leaves he comes to the red side of Manchester.”