Jamie Redknapp explains why Haaland made the right decision snubbing Man Utd

Erling Haaland was right to snub a move to Manchester United in January, according to Jamie Redknapp.

Haaland was tipped to head to the Red Devils after his stunning form for Red Bull Salzburg alerted Europe's top clubs.

But despite obvious links with former Molde boss and Norwegian compatriot Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, he opted to move to Borussia Dortmund instead.

His remarkable season has continued with an astonishing goalscoring run for the Bundesliga side, including a double against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League last-16 last week.

Former Liverpool midfielder Redknapp insists he was right not to head to United and avoid the pressure of aiming to follow in the footsteps of Dad Alf-Inge Haaland in the Premier League at such an early stage in his development.

Writing in his Daily Mail column, Redknapp said: He said in his Daily Mail column: "Though Manchester United were linked, I believe Haaland made the right call in deciding to cut his teeth in the Bundesliga.

"It isn't easy trying to follow in your old man's footsteps. In fact, it puts more pressure on you because people pre-judge you.

"'Oh, he's so-and-so's son…' I made it into professional football, and so did Frank Lampard, Jordi Cruyff and Paul Dalglish, among others.

"Jamie Carragher's son is a good player at Wigan and my boy is in the academy at Chelsea.

"Now we're seeing Erling Braut Haaland, the son of Alf-Inge, ripping it up in Germany at the age of 19.

"Eight games for Borussia Dortmund, 12 goals. Dortmund is a great place to gain a footballing education. That future Premier League move can wait!"

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