Man United set to make approach for in-form forward

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Man United will have to make Erling Haaland the second most expensive player in the club’s history should they want to sign the striker.

The 19-year-old has scored an incredible 23 goals so far this time and took his tally in the Champions League to seven with a goal versus Napoli on Tuesday.

It means the teenager is just the second player behind Kylian Mbappe to score in four consecutive Champions League appearances.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer gave Haaland his first-team debut as a 17-year-old at Molde, and Man United are thought to be keen on joining the striker.

Erling, son of former Manchester City ace Alf-Inge, is also keen on a move to the Premier League but Salzburg want €100m (£86m) before considering his departure.

The club are well aware of the number of suitors on the market for Haaland and Man United will be far from alone in bidding for his signature.

However, the speculation does not appear to be interesting Haaland as the teenager told the reports were ‘f*****g boring’.

‘The media attention is huge. It’s good pressure,’ said Haaland.

‘The club is good at shielding me a little, but I hope it will be more shielding in the future. It will be difficult, but we will try. I want to be shielded.

‘It’s f*cking boring. I’m bored now. ‘How bored on a scale of 1 to 10? 9.9.’