January addition: I choose Cardiff over Manchester United

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Mats Moller Daehli has admitted that he opted for a move to Wales at the turn of the year instead of rejoining the Premier League champions.

Cardiff City face a battle to stay in the Premier League, with new manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer having 12 games left to avoid relegation.

The former Molde manager brought a number of new faces to the Welsh club in the January transfer window, with talented teenager Mats Moller Daehli one of the most promising.

The 18-year-old attacker was on the books of Manchester United before returning to his homeland last summer.

However, when deciding his future in the new year, Daehli admitted that he preferred a switch to Cardiff over returning to Old Trafford.

“It’s a dream come true to play for Cardiff,” he told The Daily Star.

“I just want to play first-team football and play for Ole. I had the offer and accepted it. Ole is the reason I came here.

“I did have talks with United and there was a buy back clause. They had a chat with my dad but I wanted to play for Cardiff.”

Daehli was the man of the match in the side’s FA Cup elimination at the hands of Wigan, and looks like a real player of promise.

The Scandinavian is in line to face Hull for Cardiff on Saturday.

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