Jurgen Klopp defends Man Utd over botched Erling Haaland transfer

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Manchester United held talks with Erling Haaland before the Norwegian striker signed for Borussia Dortmund instead

Jurgen Klopp has defended Manchester United over their failed attempt to sign Erling Haaland, insisting Liverpool wouldn't have been able to secure his signature either.The 19-year-old has been a huge hit with the Bundesliga outfit, smashing 11 goals in just seven games.However, Kop boss Klopp has sympathised with his counterpart and admits Liverpool wouldn't have been able to pull off a move for the Norwegian hitman either."We couldn’t have got him. It’s as easy as that.

"Clearly he [Erling Haaland] felt that at this moment it was not the right step in his career. There is nothing against Manchester United or Ole. "If he wanted to go to Manchester United I would have been obliged to take him to Manchester United but he did not."


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