Klopp jumps to the defence of Manchester United over Haaland pursuit

Manchester United had been infamously called out by Mino Raiola over their failure to sign Erling Haaland.

However, to everyone’s surprise it is Jurgen Klopp who has jumped to the defence of the Manchester United.

“I normally never comment on opposition players but since I’ve had Erling I’m just delighted for him, he’s a top boy, an absolutely fantastic kid [who] you want the best for,” the United boss said. “For Norway it’s brilliant we have a striker who can score goals again.”

“Everybody blames Man United for not getting him, but we wouldn’t have got him,” Klopp said. “We couldn’t have got him. It’s as easy as that. He wanted a top team, as soon as possible, with an open space… Borussia Dortmund. That’s timing.

“I hope you know how much I love and respect the people at Dortmund, but it’s not that they made a perfect approach and did this and that, it was more they were there, had the space, number nine… here we go, you are 19 years old, want to play Champions League, top end of Bundesliga, so go for it. Nobody else had a chance, I’m pretty sure, no matter what they say.”

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