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Haaland to reach Messi, Ronaldo level – Paul Scholes


Former Manchester United midfielder, Paul Scholes has tipped Erling Haaland to reach the height set by Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Haaland who plays for Borussia Dortmund is highly coveted by top clubs in Europe including United.

Scholes believes the 20-year-old Norwegian would be a necessary signing for United than his Dortmund teammate Jadon Sancho.

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“I think he [Haaland] will be up there with your Ronaldo and Messi’s levels possibly from what I have seen so far,” Scholes told Stadium Astro.

“That’s why I just never felt Sancho was the right type of player because we’ve got three of that type of player already.

“To spend £100m or whatever, I didn’t think it was right. I wasn’t that disappointed.

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“Look, he’s a brilliant player, and he’ll probably improve any team, but I just didn’t think there was the need for him this year.”