Over the past few months, Manchester United have been credited with an interest in Erling Braut Haaland, at least partly because Ole Gunnar Solskjaer coached the 19-year-old when the pair were at Molde.

Red Bull Salzburg’s 2-0 defeat to Liverpool in the Champions League on Tuesday means the Austrian side will drop to the Europa League.

It’s unclear if the Norway international will play the second-tier European competition with his current side or make a move elsewhere in January.

Writing a piece for Norwegian newspaper Dagbladet, journalist Morten Pedersen says the doors are open for the striker.

Pedersen doesn’t want to disregard the possibility of the Red Devils signing the player in the winter market. He states ‘something is going on and it should be Ole Gunnar Solskjaer who stands first in line’ for Haaland.

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The journalist explains a January transfer could be possible, provided Haaland wants a move and if the offer is right.

If the Manchester United manager were to call the teenager’s father, Alf-Inge Håland, to check whether his son is willing to make a switch to Old Trafford in January, Pedersen claims Solskjaer would receive ‘yes’ as an answer.