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Erling Haaland responds to fan shouting ‘join United!’ in Manchester city centre | Football

The Norway striker was verbally abused while out for a walk on Friday (Images: Twitter/Getty)

Erling Haaland was snubbed by a Manchester United fan while walking through the city center on Friday, with the supporter urging him to move to Old Trafford next season.

The Norwegian has long been linked with a move to the Manchester Reds, with former boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer coming very close to landing his compatriot but opting for Borussia Dortmund instead.

That move to Germany came with a £51million release clause that became active in the summer, with City plunging in what is arguably the transfer window’s bargain.

Haaland has already made an incredible start to his Etihad career, scoring ten goals in his first six Premier League games – including two hat-tricks – and also scoring twice in the Champions League against Sevilla.

United, meanwhile, have no options up front and mostly played up against Marcus Rashford in the middle, although he even courted Christian Eriksen as a false nine on the opening day of the season.

Red Devils fans are clearly still pining for whoever got away and Haaland has been urged to reconsider his decision to play for the Manchester blue half during a trip to the city on Friday.

A United fan was driving through the city center when he spotted the giant striker walking down the pavement shouting at him: “Haaland, you’ve landed on the wrong side of Manchester!”

Haaland appeared to chuckle to himself before saying, ‘No, they love me here’ twice as he reaffirmed his commitment to City.

But the fan didn’t give up and continued to drive alongside Haaland before shouting: “Join us next season United.”

The Norwegian appeared to grin again at the suggestion and the fan absorbed his reaction, replying: “Yes you know, come on!”

Explaining his decision to join City in the summer, Haaland said: “First of all my dad, a little bit. I was born in England. I’ve been a City fan all my life. I know a lot about the club.

‘Finally, [deciding to sign was down to] Two things. I feel at home here and I feel like I can develop at City and get the best out of my game.

“I like the style [of play]. I like attacking football. I like the positive vibes we have when City play football. I like that a lot, so I think it fits well.”

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