Erling Haaland loses temper in Liverpool loss as Man Utd official watches transfer target


Erling Braut Haaland erupted during Red Bull Salzburg’s 2-0 loss to Liverpool in the Champions League while Manchester United’s scout watched from the stands.

Erling Braut Haaland lost his temper during Liverpool’s 2-0 win over Red Bull Salzburg at the Red Bull Arena as he slammed his water bottle down to the pitch as Manchester United’s scout watched him in action. Goals by Naby Keita and Mohamed Salah sent the Reds through to the Champions League’s last 16 whereas Salzburg will continue in the Europa League after finishing third in Group E behind Napoli.

Haaland didn’t take it well when Salah doubled the visitors’ lead with an impressive shot from a tight angle and ended the Austrian champions dream of making it through to the play-offs.

The striker asked for a water bottle from the bench and before taking a few sips he slammed it to the floor in anger.

United sent head of global scouting Marcel Bout to watch the decisive match from the stands as the Manchester giants are big admirers of the Norway international.

And that angry moment is not likely to affect the Red Devils’ interest in the slightest as Haaland has been in incredible form this season.

Haaland has scored a staggering 28 goals in 21 matches for Salzburg in this campaign and also hit the target eight times in all six of his team’s games in the Champions League’s group stage.

The Norwegian scored in all of the Austrian side’s matches in the competition bar tonight’s loss to Liverpool in Salzburg.

The 19-year-old’s incredible goalscoring form has attracted plenty of interest from Europe’s heavy hitters, such as Arsenal, Juventus, Real Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern Munich and of course United.

The Red Devils struggled for goals at the start of the campaign and even though Ole Gunnar Solskjaer turned a corner recently they appear to still be interested in Haaland.

The young centre-forward has praised Solskjaer as a player and a manager, as he learned a lot under his guidance at Molde.

He also hinted that he would be interested to move to the Premier League as he is a big fan of English football having watched his father Alfe-Inge in action for the likes of Nottingham Forest, Leeds and Manchester City.

Haaland said: “He [Solskjaer] has had a huge impact on my life, both as a person and as a trainer.

“He won the Champions League and was an incredibly good player. He has taught me a lot.

“I have dreamed of playing for the best clubs in the world my whole life, and I especially like English football.”

Salzburg lost to Liverpool for the second time in the group stage following a stunning 4-3 result at Anfield in October.

The Austrians came close to upseting Jurgen Klopp’s side with goals by Hee-Chan Hwan, Takumi Minamino and of course Haaland. 

But Sadio Mane and Andy Robertson’s strikes, combined with Salah’s brace, gave the reigning Champions League winners the victory.


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