ERLING HAALAND could SNUB Real Madrid in favour of being the star man elsewhere, handing a boost to Manchester United, reports say.

The 21-year-old is said to have a verbal agreement with Borussia Dortmund which would let the superstar striker join Real at the end of the season.

Real are also chasing Paris Saint-Germain's Mbappe, who has no intention of signing a new contract, meaning he can leave for free next summer.

According to Marca, it is yet to be decided whether Haaland can 'accept the presence' of Mbappe at Real, with the forward wanting to be the main man at whatever club he ends up at should he leave Dortmund.

If Real sign Mbappe, Haaland could SNUB a move to the Spanish capital, boosting Man Utd's chances of signing him.

And boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has previously been in contact with the serial goal scorer over a potential move to the Red Devils.

United would most likely face stiff competition from PSG, who will be looking to replace Mbappe, and Man City who are yet to replace Sergio Aguero.

The pair are dubbed the natural successors to Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo when they decide to hang up the boots.

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And both are already embracing each other's competition.

After Mbappe scored as hat-trick against Barcelona in the Champions League last season, Haaland bagged a brace against Sevilla.

And Haaland says Mbappe gave him 'free motivation'.

He told Norwegian broadcaster Viaplay: "It was good to score goals.

"I love the Champions League and when I saw Mbappe score the hat-trick yesterday I got free motivation, so thanks to him.

"He scored some nice goals and I got a good boost from him."

The competition between the two even stretches into a virtual world, with Haaland stunned to find out he is three ratings lower than Mbappe on FIFA 22.

In a grand reveal of Haaland's FIFA 22 rating, Dortmund team-mate Jude Bellingham revealed to the forward he had a lower rating than both Mbappe and Robert Lewandowski.

He replied: "No comment."

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