Former Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov is a happy man after the Old Trafford outfit missed out on one of their transfer targets- Erling Braut Haaland.
Haaland signed for Borussia Dortmund on Sunday, bringing to and end months of speculation that marred the his future.
Berbatov had previously told Manchester United head coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to overlook the 19-year old insisting his style of play does not fit that of the 20-time English Premier League Champions.
Man United offloaded Alexis Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku in the summer in a bid to allow Marcus Rashford, Mason Greenwood and Anthony Martial shine in the frontline.
The arrival of Haaland would have brought competition in the Red Devils’ frontline and Berbatov thinks Rashford and Martial would be negatively affected by Norwegian’s transfer.
“Haaland is good and he is still young, he is developing and maybe he can get better. However, I’ve said many times before that Martial and Rashford are, for me, the two main strikers that Manchester United need to keep. I love them,” the Bulgarian told Sky Sports.
The 38-year old heaped praise on the United striking duo of Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford, insisting Solskjaer would be better off with the pair.
“I played with Martial in Monaco; I know how good he can be. Now he is in the place he can develop and become a world star. Everyone knows how good Rashford can be as well. He is still 22, something like that, so he still has a long way to go and he can become even better. So, for me, they need to stick with these two players,” the former Fulham man urged.
United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer however revealed his admiration for his fellow countryman, fueling speculation for a possible move.
“He is a player I like — we always look for good players,” Solskjaer told Viasport.
On Sunday, Haaland signed for Signal Iduna Park until 2024, Manchester United missing out on his signature much to the joy of Berbatov.