Paul Ince: Manchester United let Dortmund striker Erling Haaland "slip through the net".

Updated: Mar 24

The former United holding midfielder has criticised the Old Trafford club for missing out on Haaland.

Paul Ince says it 'was disappointing' Manchester United missed out on Norway international Erling Haaland.

The Red Devils were heavily linked with the former Salzburg forward Haaland, who was available for £17million, in the January transfer window but the 19-year-old eventually signed for Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund.

Since moving to Germany, the Norwegian wonderkid has scored nine goals in 10 league games, and would most likely cost close to a £100million in today's market.

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However, Paddy Power ambassador Paul Ince said United need a “world class striker“ to close the gap on Manchester City and Premier League leaders Liverpool.

The former England midfielder star told Goal: "If they want to close the gap on Manchester City and Liverpool then they need a world class striker.

"They had the chance with Haaland, the young kid who went to Dortmund, that was sad really. He is a very, very good young player who can improve and you can't let people like that slip through the net.

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"That was disappointing that they couldn't get him. They have got to have someone in who gets 20-25 goals a season."

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