Ex-Man Utd boss Solskjaer sends message to Man City new boy Erling Haaland

Erling Haaland has sensationally revealed that former Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sent him a cheeky message after signing his contract at rivals Manchester City.

The free-scoring forward, 21, penned a five-year deal with the Cityzens at the start of the transfer window after registering a staggering 86 goals in 89 matches for Borussia Dortmund. Asserting himself as one of the best forward's in world football, Haaland's expert marksmanship dates back to first club Molde, where he ended his first full season as the club's top scorer.

The Norwegian ace has since used his compatriot as a confidant throughout his career but that didn't stop Solskjaer from aiming a sly jibe at his new club.

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"When I signed with City, he [Solskjaer] congratulated me and wrote to me 'Good luck on going to the wrong side of Manchester'. We talk sometimes. As you know, he had a huge impact on my career when I was at Molde. He's a good guy," he told the Manchester Evening News.

"Three years ago, City didn't want me because they had [Sergio] Aguero up front so then there was no choice about coming to Man City. Basically, my feeling was I felt more going to the other place than coming here to England.

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"I could have come here a lot of times in my career, but I felt the other place and I think it was a really good choice. I have made perfect choices ever since I went to Molde, then Salzburg and Dortmund. I'm not complaining about that."

Speaking at his official unveiling last Sunday, Haaland also confirmed it was Solskjaer's former employers who he was most looking forward to facing next season. "I don't like to say the words, but Manchester United, yeah," he told the hundreds of people gathered outside the Etihad Stadium.

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