Erling Haaland scored the final goal of the game as Red Bull Salzburg beat Genk 4-1 in Belgium on Wednesday night. The 19-year-old found the back of the net in the 87th minute and in the process became the first teenager in the history of the Champions League to score in five straight appearances in the competition. And Manchester United fans are desperate to land him in January.
Haaland is also the first player to score eight goals in his first five games in the competition, as his late goal meant he surpassed Harry Kane and Diego Costa who had managed to score seven in the same number of matches.
His finish against Genk takes his season tally to 27 goals in just 19 games, during which he has also managed to notch up five hat-tricks.
And off the back of yesterday’s victory, Manchester United fans have now called on club chief Ed Woodward to sign Haaland.
One fan took to Twitter and said: “Haaland just can’t stop scoring…. United must do the right thing..”
While a second said: “All I want for Christmas is for Manchester United to sign Haaland.”
A third said: “United should be coping the Haaland dude in January if they’re serious.”
Another added: “Rather have Haaland as priority considering we don’t have a goalscorer at the club.”
United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has identified a striker as a priority for the club in the January window.
The Red Devils sold Romelu Lukaku to Inter Milan in the summer, as the Belgian was unhappy about falling behind Marcus Rashford in the pecking order at Old Trafford.
However, while United decided to not sign a replacement in that window they will be looking to rectify that in the coming months.
But Haaland, who is the son of former Manchester City and Leeds United player Alf-Inge Haaland, will not be a cheap signing.
RB Salzburg only signed the youngster themselves at the beginning of the year but could be in line to make a huge profit, as the Austrian club is looking for at least €100million (£85m) for the striker.
And if Haaland continues to break goalscoring records his value is only likely to increase.
United are not the only club interested in the Norway international, although Solskjaer does have the advantage of having already worked with the player a few years ago while they were both at Molde.
Haaland began his career at Norwegian side Bryne and then moved Molde in 2017, while Solskjaer was boss, during which time he scored 20 goals in 50 appearances.
The youngster then secured a move to RB Salzburg in January of this year where he has gone on to become one of the most sought after strikers in European football.
United have also been linked with Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho, who has become unsettled recently by several incidents at the Bundesliga club this season.