Hot striker Erling Haaland has revealed why Manchester United never stood a chance to sign him and has irked them further by praising Mino Raiola.
“Ole Gunnar has been very important for me in getting to where I am today,” he said.
“But we concluded that Dortmund was the best option for me. That was what I felt best about and therefore it became Dortmund.”
“At that point he didn’t mention Dortmund. Then I asked him, ‘What about this club? That would have been nice’. Then he said, ‘We’ll see’.
“Suddenly it became an option and then that was what I felt all along.
“The process was pretty simple on my end. I really just played football and wasn’t very involved until the first half of the season was over.
“So, I didn’t have that much to do with it, to be honest. The process was to find the best possible club for me.”
“It’s kind of comical if I were to get that label [being greedy],” he said.
“All the people close to me know that’s not the kind of person I am. It’s really been kind of comical.”
On Raiola, Haaland added: “He’s the best in the world at what he does. As simple as that.
“He’s the best agent. He gets a lot of negativity and that’s probably because he’s doing such a great job for those he’s working for
“He has helped a lot and he’s a good guy to have around.”