Solskjaer wanted Haaland and Kane at Man United, calls Ronaldo signing a mistake

Solskjaer wanted Haaland and Kane at Man United, calls Ronaldo signing a mistake
Solskjaer wanted Haaland and Kane at Man United, calls Ronaldo signing a mistake

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admitted it was a mistake to bring Cristiano Ronaldo back to Manchester United and revealed that he wanted to pursue several high-profile stars, including Erling Haaland and Harry Kane, before getting sacked.

In his first in-depth interview since United dismissed him two years ago, the Norwegian coach said that signing the aging Portuguese star, who was 36 at the time, in the summer of 2021 “felt so right.” But Ronaldo’s second spell at Old Trafford was ultimately detrimental to Solskjaer’s future as the team’s manager.

“It was a decision that was very difficult to turn down, and I felt we had to take it, but it turned out wrong,” the 50-year-old said in an interview with The Athletic’s Andy Mitten.

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