The ex-Man United boss wished his former player luck ‘on the wrong side of Manchester’.
Erling Haaland has revealed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s message to him after he joined Manchester City earlier this summer.
Having played under Solskjaer at Molde, Haaland was linked with a move to Manchester United last season.
However, a £51 million deal saw the former Borussia Dortmund star join Pep Guardiola’s star-studded squad.
“When I signed with City he congratulated me and wrote to me ‘Good luck on going to the wrong side of Manchester’,” Haaland said.
“We talk sometimes. As you know, he had a huge impact on my career when I was at Molde. He’s a good guy.”
Haaland joined Molde when he was 16 years old. In his 50 games under Solskjaer, he scored 20 goals, which was enough to catch the attention of RB Salzburg.
Having developed into one of the world’s best strikers at Dortmund, Haaland is now ready to kick-start his Premier League career at Etihad.
“Three years ago, City didn’t want me because they had Aguero up front so then there was no choice about coming to Man City,” he added.
“Basically, my feeling was I felt more going to the other place than coming here to England. I could have come here a lot of times in my career but I felt the other place and I think it was a really good choice.
“I have made perfect choices ever since I went to Molde, then Salzburg and Dortmund. I’m not complaining about that.”