The 17-year-old currently plays for Molde, but he has been linked with a move to Old Trafford
Manchester United have been scouting Erling Braut Haaland, the son of the man Roy Keane famously clashed with – Alf-Inge Haaland.
Back in 1997, in a match between Leeds and United, Keane injured his anterior cruciate ligament while trying to challenge the elder Haaland, who lent over Keane and supposedly shouted at him for feigning injury.
However, Keane’s problem was serious, and he missed almost a year of football as he recovered.
But the Old Trafford legend never forgot Haaland’s words, and he entered the 2001 Manchester derby with the view of getting back at the former Norway international . Keane did just that, being shown a red card for a horrific knee-high challenge on Haaland.
Haaland’s son, Erling Braut, has since broken onto the scene playing for Norwegian club Molde, and United sent scouts to watch him in action against Brann on Sunday.
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The younger Haaland was exceptional, scoring all four of the games goals in 21 minutes as Molde, managed by United great Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, defeated the league leaders.
Such a performance has led to suggestions Man United will move to sign Haaland, but if they do that, the Red Devils will be getting hold of a devout Leeds fan.
Speaking back in February 2017, Haaland, born shortly after his father left Elland Road for Nottingham Forest in the summer of 2000, admitted his dream is to win the Premier League – but with Leeds , not Man United.
“I want to be the best possible,” Haaland told Aftenposten .
“The dream is to win the Premier League with Leeds.
“In addition, the goal is to become a better player than my dad was. I hope to get more caps than he did.”