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Manchester United Missed Out On Signing 'The New Steven Gerrard', According To Erling Haaland

Manchester United Missed Out On Signing 'The New Steven Gerrard', According To Erling Haaland

Former Manchester United target Jude Bellingham has been compared to Steven Gerrard by his new teammate Erling Haaland.

United wanted to sign Bellingham from Birmingham City in the summer, with the midfielder even having a tour of the Premier League club's training facilities, but in the end chose a move to Borussia Dortmund.

The 17-year-old has already played three times in the Bundesliga, with one assist, and also scored in the DFB Polka in his only appearance, and he's clearly impressed Haaland in that time.

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The Norway striker, himself a recent United target who chose Dortmund instead, was revealing his teammates' FIFA ratings to them for a video.

When he gets to Bellingham he refers to the teenager as 'next Stevie G,' before revealing the former Birmingham City player's card.

Speaking after his move to Dortmund, Bellingham explained why it was an easy decision. "The hardest thing about leaving Birmingham was because I had been there so long." he told Sky Sports.

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"It felt like they were a massive part of me, being a fan and then working all the way through the academy and playing for the first team.

"I think in life you have to take opportunities, and this is a huge one for me to come and play for such a big club.

"It wasn't a hard decision for me to come here."

Bellingham has already made a good start to his time in Germany. Image: PA Images
Bellingham has already made a good start to his time in Germany. Image: PA Images
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United must be getting fed up of the German side though. They were beaten to Haaland back in January, with the former Molde forward choosing to go there from Red Bull Salzburg.

They then targeted a move for Bellingham, after he impressed in the Championship, but the England under 21 star chose to move to Germany too, withhis wage demands reportedly one of the issues for United.

Finally in the summer it was expected that they would sign Jadon Sancho from Dortmund but the club stayed strong on their asking price.

United are now not expected to have much of a chance to sign the former Manchester City winger in the future, which could be a monumental mess up from them.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Liverpool, Football News, Manchester United, Jude Bellingham, Erling Haaland, Transfer rumours, Premier League, Transfer gossip, Borussia Dortmund, Steven Gerrard, Bundesliga

Ryan Sidle

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