OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER has hailed the stunning Champions League display of teenage Norwegian prodigy Erling Haaland. The 19-year-old struck a devastating hat-trick as he helped fire RB Salzburg to a 6-0 thrashing of Genk on Tuesday night. And Manchester Uni

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OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER has hailed the stunning Champions League display of teenage Norwegian prodigy Erling Haaland.

The 19-year-old struck a devastating hat-trick as he helped fire RB Salzburg to a 6-0 thrashing of Genk on Tuesday night.

 Erling Halland struck a hat-trick for RB Slazburg to impress Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
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And Manchester United boss Solskjaer was a more than interested observer - having been in charge of the forward when he worked with him at Molde.

Haaland's treble means he has started the season by scoring 14 goals in just ten matches, leading to a host of big clubs across Europe taking note.

And Solskjaer already has an inside track on the son of former Leeds and Manchester City star Alf-Inge Haaland.

Speaking at a press conference ahead of United's Europa League clash with Astana, Solskjaer said: "It was nice watching the game last night. But my focus obviously is on the game tomorrow.

"It's great watching him and I think everyone in Norway is excited by his development."

United are unsurprisingly one of the clubs who have been linked with signing the young prospect, although Haaland himself grew up a die-hard Leeds fan because of his dad.

The Old Trafford club were actually rumoured to be watching him over a year ago, when Solskjaer was managing him at Molde.

And though he refused to discuss any interest today, when he was Molde boss he was also quizzed on a United move.

At the time he said: "He is probably not the world’s biggest Manchester United fan.

ERLING HAALAND WATCHED BY 50 SCOUTS - BUT SOLSKJAER IS ALREADY ONE STEP AHEAD

"But if they come to the door, there are not many who say no to that."

Salzburg know they have a highly-prized asset on their hands and believe they are the ideal club for him to develop as a player.

But if he continues his impressive form, and with agent Mino Raiola already snapping him up, the links with some of the game's biggest clubs are sure to come.

 Solskjaer managed Haaland while he was in charge of Norwegian side Molde
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Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hails Norwegian sensation Erling Braut Haaland after Champions League hat-trick heroics

Inter Milan eyeing January transfer swoop for Chelsea striker Giroud as back-up for Lukaku after ex-Man Utd ace flops in Champions League

CHELSEA striker Olivier Giroud is a reported January target for Inter Milan as a back-up for Romelu Lukaku at the San Siro.

The Blues forward has started just one Premier League match this season, with Frank Lampard preferring academy graduate Tammy Abraham to lead the line.

 Inter Milan are reportedly weighing up a move for Olivier Giroud in January
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Lukaku has impressed in Serie A since joining from Manchester United - netting twice in three top-flight appearances.

But he was guilty of a below-par performance in the 1-1 draw against Slavia Prague in the Champions League on Tuesday, with Gazzetta Dello Sport naming him as the worst player on the pitch.

As a result, Calciomercato have claimed that the Nerazzurri are already reassessing their options up top with four players being considered by the Italian giants.

They could look to lure Kevin Lasagna and Andrea Petagna away from Udinese and SPAL respectively, but the report states that it will be difficult to land either player.

Real Madrid forward Luka Jovic - signed from Eintracht Frankfurt in the summer - could be the subject of a loan bid.

While Inter are also weighing up a move for World Cup winner Giroud - who could be tempted to leave West London should he continue to play second fiddle to Abraham.

Giroud is seen as a cheap option for the 2010 Champions League winners with the 32-year-old available on a free transfer in the summer.

Should the former Arsenal star make the move to join Inter, he will link up with Antonio Conte once again - with the Italian signing him for Chelsea from the Gunners in January 2018.

Giroud has already warned boss Lampard that he is not happy about his role in the Blues squad.

And he admitted earlier this month that he would be open to playing in the MLS.

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Fifa 20 first Team of the Week announced and Arsenal fans fuming with ex-stars Koscielny and Monreal included after Watford defensive horror show

ARSENAL fans were left distraught by a number of their former favourites popping up in the first Team of the Week for FIFA 20.

As the popular gaming series nears its annual release, producers EA named their top performers from the weekend with Laurent Koscielny and Nacho Monreal making the cut.

 Koscielny pushed hard for a move back home and upset many Gooners in doing so
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Koscielny's Bordeaux secured a 2-0 win over Metz in Ligue 1 to go four games unbeaten after the defender's controversial summer move.

And Real Sociedad beat Atletico Madrid in La Liga by the same scoreline, former Gunner Monreal adding the second on debut with a scrambled finish.

These performances came amid Arsenal's shocker on Sunday as they haplessly fumbled a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 at Watford.

Laurence tweeted: "Nacho and Koscielny taking the p**s of Arsenal here."

Lewis wrote: "Love how Nacho and Koscielny are in here whilst arsenal's defence is shocking."

While Spaceyy commented: "Imagine Monreal and Koscielny left Arsenal, then put in man of the Match performances. You can’t make this up."

FULL FIFA 20 WEEK ONE TOTW

Manuel Neuer - Bayern Munich - Rating: 89

Sadio Mane - Liverpool - 89

Dries Mertens - Napoli - 88

Karim Benzema - Madrid - 88

Frenkie de Jong - Barcelona - 86

Zlatan Ibrahimovic - LA Galaxy - 86

Nicolas Tagliafico - Ajax - 84

Laurent Koscielny - Bordeaux - 84

Thomas Delaney - Dortmund - 84

Gerard Moreno - Villarreal - 84

Nani - Orlando City - 83

Serge Aurier - Tottenham - 82

Simon Mignolet - Brugge - 82

Nacho Monreal - Real Sociedad - 82

Lorenzo Pellgrini - Roma- 82

Dario Benedetto - Marseille - 82

Donyell Malen - PSV - 81

Tammy Abraham - Chelsea - 81

Erling Haaland - Salzburg - 79

Ivan Toney - Peterborough - 76

Mustapha Bundu - Aarhus - 75

Alan Czerwinski - Zaglebie - 75

Rory Watson - Scunthorpe - 71

MALEN MAYHEM

As if the defensive duo's presence in FIFA's selection wasn't enough, some picked up on another player with an Emirates Stadium past in the team.

PSV Eindhoven winger Donyell Malen featured for Arsenal's academy side for two years and recently caught the eye with all five goals of a rout over Vitesse.

Dani tweeted: "Totw Nacho, Koscielny and MALEN!!! What the helllllllllll."

 Monreal played his part in a famous win at Anoeta
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As ever, there were fans disappointed that their club's top performer not being picked, most notably Tottenham's Son Heung-min and Schalke star Amine Harit.

But there were still those comedically hoping for Arsenal's current players to be rewarded for their showing.

Honey Badger joked: "No Luiz livid."

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