Reason Why Manchester United Missed Out On Haaland Three Years Ago Revealed
Speaking on talkSPORT radio, former West Ham and England winger Trevor Sinclair said: "Manchester United would have loved to have taken Erling Haaland. And they could have had him for £18 million three seasons ago.
"But they didn't want to put in the clause that Haaland wanted in the contract from RB Salzburg. They could have had him £18 million and sold him for £51 million, but they chose not to because they didn't want him to have that option.
"Who can afford not to have a player like Haaland for three years and then sell him if he wants to go? I would've sold the club to him, make sure he understands the project, and he wants to be at the football club and wants to stay.
"I think that was a bit of arrogance by Man United because they're a big club. They've said, 'We’re not accepting that Now he’s gone to Borussia Dortmund, he's played three superb years there, and pulled up trees in the Bundesliga."
Manchester City has announced an official agreement with Dortmund to sign Haaland when the Premier League transfer window reopens on July 1.