Erling Braut Haaland lights up the Champions League
Tuesday was an unforgettable night for 19-year-old Erling Braut Haaland.
Playing in the Champions League for the first time, Haaland scored a first-half hat-trick for RB Salzburg.
Haaland is now the third teenager to score a hat-trick on their Champions League debut.
The Salzburg striker joins Raul and Wayne Rooney in the history books.
Salzburg ended up beating Belgium side Genk 6-2.
What Haaland said after Genk
— FC Red Bull Salzburg EN (@FCRBS_en) September 17, 2019
Haaland’s fourth hat-trick this season
Incredibly, Haaland has already scored four hat-tricks for Salzburg this year.
Indeed, in 9 appearances this campaign, Haaland has 17 goals and 5 assists.
Haaland’s RB Salzburg contract terms confirmed
Erling Braut Haaland is the son of former Man City and Leeds midfielder Alf Inge Haaland.
He joined Salzburg from Molde back in January 2019.
The Austrians have the forward under contract until 2023.
Could Erling Braut Haaland play for England?
Haaland was born in Leeds back in 2000, when he dad was still a Premier League footballer.
That meant that Haaland could have played for England – he was eligible.
However, Haaland has since made his debut for Norway in a competitive match.
Accordingly, Gareth Southgate is unable to pick him for the Three Lions.
Erling Braut Haaland: 9 goals in one U20 World Cup match
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Man United transfer links
No sooner had Haaland scored his hat-trick, transfer links to Man United popped up.
The Mirror have published an article titled: “What Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said about Erling Braut Haaland making Man Utd transfer”.
Solskjaer gave Haaland his debut at Molde last season.
The Mirror also claim that “United scouts have (kept) tabs on the youngster”.
However, when it came to any actual indications that Man United want to buy Haaland, the Mirror had nothing.
Instead, the red-top dredged up old quotes from Solskjaer on Haaland from when OGS was Molde’s boss:
He can become a top striker, for sure. He reminds me of the type of striker Lukaku is.
He is probably not the world’s biggest Manchester United fan.
Haaland’s Leeds United dream
Could Leeds United end up signing Haaland?
The Mirror report that’s a possibility as Haaland has previously spoken about his love for the Yorkshire team:
I want to be the best. The dream is to win the Premier League with Leeds – and to be a better player than dad.
A brilliant Erling Braut Haaland story after Genk
Just talked to Salzburgs Max Wober after Erling Haalands hat trick. He says «Erling is crazy. Last night our captain was walking with his daughter. Then a car stopped. Erling was inside. He rolled down the window. And there he was, listening to the Champions League anthem.
— Joachim Baardsen (@JoachimB39) September 17, 2019
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