Red Bull Salzburg’s Erling Braut Håland was the star player after the first round of the Champions League group stages in September as the striker netted a hattrick against Genk.

Since then, there have been numerous reports of Manchester United interest in the Norway international and this has been discussed by various European outlets, including those from his homeland and the English press.

The 19-year-old continued his fine form in Europe as he scored for the Austrian side in their 4-3 defeat to Liverpool.

After the match, VG in Norway asked him about the rumours linking him to other clubs, especially the Red Devils. Håland said: “The media attention is huge. It’s good pressure.”

The teenager also stressed he receives enough protection from Sazlburg as the number of reports over his future keep on increasing as he continues to impress with his performances.

“The club is good at shielding me a little, but I hope it will be more shielding in the future. It will be difficult, but we will try. I want to be shielded,” he adds.

When VG asked him ‘why?’, Håland stressed: “It’s boring. I’m bored now. On a scale of 1 to 10 [of how tired he is]? 9.9.”

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Prior to the trip to England for the midweek Champions League tie, Håland spent two days ill, which is why he could only play for the last 30 minutes at Anfield.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was widely known as a ‘super sub’ during his playing career and was the striker’s manager at Molde.

When asked if the Manchester United boss had thought him how to analyse the game from the bench, Håland responded by saying “yes”, but didn’t provide any further details.

He simply said that everything the journalist had explained in his question, such as watching the match so he’d be ready to contribute, he’d picked up partly from Solskjaer.