Manchester United Target Haaland Describes Attention As ‘Boring’

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Manchester United transfer target Erling Braut Haaland has described the attention he has been receiving as “boring”.

The 19-year-old son of former Leeds United and Nottingham Forest defender Alf Inge Haaland has scored 18 goals in 11 appearances for Austrian side Red Bull Salzburg so far this season. Last month he became the first player since Wayne Rooney in 2004 to score a hat-trick on his Champions League debut when Salzburg defeated Belgian side Genk 6-2.

Haaland’s exploits have brought him to the attention of a number of top European clubs, including Premier League giants Manchester United and Arsenal.

But speaking on Saturday he played down the attention and said he just wants to get on with his game.

“The media attention is huge. It’s good pressure,” said the Norway international.

“The club is good at shielding me a little, but I hope it will be more shielding in the future. It will be difficult, but we will try. I want to be shielded.

“It’s f******* boring. I’m bored now. How bored on a scale of 1 to 10? 9.9.”