Manchester United lost out on Erling Haaland to Borussia Dortmund as they refused to agree to a release clause and to give away a percentage of any future transfer fee, according to reports in England.
It has been announced that the Norwegian international will move to Germany after triggering his €20m buyout fee, and most fans on Twitter are happy that United missed out on him:
Glad we refused to be robbed
— Bawunah Apollo (@bawunah) December 29, 2019
If that’s true then I applaud united finally learning
— DGMufc (@MufcDg) December 29, 2019
Why do we need more strikers???
— Simon Gillen (@simongillen) December 29, 2019
woodward starting to learn at last🤣
— pogboiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii (@GauravK84451943) December 29, 2019
If a buyout clause was demanded, then refusing the deal was the correct decision.
— Shaantanu Singh (@singh_shaantanu) December 29, 2019
Such is how a serious club negotiates. @ManUtd is not a selling club and no agent nor player is bigger than the club. You come here and prove your worth. Whatever you've done somewhere is not our concern.
— Jephlon Cydil Tyrone (@CydilQranq) December 29, 2019
Greenwood will be the better striker.
— AM Shamrock (@Red_Diaboli) December 29, 2019
Unlike United to say no to unrealistic player and agent demands 😏
— Pep is a Blue 🏆🏆🏆🏆 +🏆 (@PepisaBlue) December 29, 2019
— Ⓖⓘⓓⓐ (@_Gida_) December 29, 2019
Good. We don’t need him. #MUFC
— Pratik Kumbhare (@PratikKumbhare6) December 29, 2019
Of course, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be frustrated that the club missed out on Haaland. The United boss had hoped to work with the teenager again after working with him at Molde.
However, the club are now said to be focused on signing other targets. The Red Devils are reportedly keen to sign two midfielders and a striker between now and next summer.
It is believed Tottenham’s Christian Eriksen and Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish are in the club’s sights while an approach for Lyon’s Moussa Dembele could now be on the cards after losing the race for Haaland.