Rio Ferdinand comments on Erling Braut Haaland against Liverpool

Rio Ferdinand during a press conference at The Town Hall Hotel on September 19, 2017 in London, England. Retired England international footballer Rio Ferdinand announced at the press...

Erling Braut Haaland, rated highly by Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, will face Liverpool in the Champions League next month.

Erling Haaland of FC Salzburg (L) and Jhon Lucumi of KRC Genk during the champions league group E match between FC Salzburg and KRC Genk at Salzburg Stadion on September 17, 2019 in...

Erling Braut Haaland has been hitting the headlines this week, with Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sharing his admiration of his Norwegian compatriot, and the FC Salzburg striker scoring a hat-trick in the Champions League.

The striker's father, Alf-Inge Haaland, has suggested that he would be okay for his son to join Manchester United despite he himself having played for Leeds United and Manchester City.

Haaland scored a hat-trick for FC Salzburg in their 6-2 win against KRC Genk at home in the Champions League in midweek.


United manager Solskjaer recently spoke highly of the youngster, telling BBC Sport that he is “excited” by the development of the 19-year-old striker.

Alf-Inge Haaland has told TV2 that it would be “nice” if his son joins United (click here to read more).

There is a lot of hype around the Norway international striker at the moment, but United legend Rio Ferdinand seems to be a sceptic.

The former Manchester United and Leeds United central defender Ferdinand has suggested that the youngster will not find it easy when FC Salzburg visit Anfield to take on Liverpool in the Champions League in October.

Erling Braut Haland of RB Salzburg looks on during the UEFA Champions League group E match between RB Salzburg and KRC Genk at Red Bull Arena on September 17, 2019 in Salzburg, Austria.

The Mirror quotes Ferdinand as saying about Haaland: "They won't know much about them but he has come in and scored lots of goals. He has scored 17 goals already this season.

"He is trying to make a name for himself but it will be a big ask for him to come and do it again against Liverpool."

Liverpool are a much better team than KRC Genk and have one of the best central defenders in Virgil van Dijk.

It is hard to see Haaland score a hat-trick at Anfield, but one should not be surprised if he does find the net once.

Erling Haaland of Salzburg looks on after the UEFA Champions League match between RB Salzburg and KRC Genk at Red Bull Arena on September 17, 2019 in Salzburg, Austria.

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