Erling Haaland rejected Manchester United in favour of moving to Borussia Dortmund, according to Mino Raiola.
This is his reaction to claims by the club that they withdrew themselves from the race to sign the youngster.
Mino said the reports that Mufc opted out of the deal were false and Haaland just favoured a switch to Dortmund and Germany.
He added that the Red Devils had the most direct contact with the player but his mind was set elsewhere.
His words, “The club that he had the most direct contact with him was United.
“They spoke to him the most. Everybody had the chance to talk to him in person. We let that happen especially when he knows Ole.
“Clearly he felt that at this moment it was not the right step in his career. There is nothing against Manchester United or Ole.
“He chose Borussia Dortmund ahead of them and other clubs and I’m very happy because he is going to the club he wanted to go to and that is best for him right now.
“If he wanted to go to Manchester United I would have been obliged to take him to Manchester United, but he did not.
“When you are 19 then maybe you prefer not to go to the Premier League. The offer from Manchester United was good.
“It was not about the economics. It is just the player chose Borussia Dortmund at this stage of his career.”
“I do not know if Manchester United are briefing this but if they are then they are covering their own loss and that I find strange and disappointing.
“There was no fall-out between me and [United executive vice-chairman] Ed Woodward. It was just a normal negotiation and the player has chosen a different path.
“If they want to blame someone then fine, blame me, but the player is happy. He has made his choice and we went through a normal process.”
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