Haaland slams 'comical' Utd talk

English Premier League

Borussia Dortmund wonderkid Erling Haaland has slammed suggestions that he's reason to reject Manchester United was financially driven.

Haaland, 19, was said to be close to joining United in the January transfer window, with a chance to be reunited with former manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on the cards.

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However, Dortmund pulled off a sensational coup, signing the highly-rated teenager on a four-year contract upon activating his €20 million release clause with RB Salzburg.

And after scoring eight goals in 270 minutes for the German giants, there have been suggestions that the Norway international snubbed a dream Premier League move after hefty demands.

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"No, it's the guys writing would have to speak to that," he told ViaSport when asked about the salary and being labelled as 'money-hungry'.

"They'll have to explain it to me if they meet me. It's not my focus whatsoever. It's kind of comical if I were to get that label. All the people closest to me know that’s not the kind of person I am.

He added: "Ole has been very important for me in getting to where I am today. But we concluded that Dortmund was the best option for me.

"That was where I felt best about, and therefore it became Dortmund."

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