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Erling Haaland ruled out for rest of year after suffering hamstring injury in bitter blow for Borussia Dortmund

ERLING HAALAND has been ruled out for the remainder of 2020 after suffering a hamstring injury.

Borussia Dortmund's star striker will play no further part until next year after picking up the problem ahead of tonight's Champions League clash with Lazio.

Haaland has been a revelation since signing for the Germans almost 12 months ago, scoring 33 goals in just 32 games.

Prior to his arrival in the Bundesliga, the 20-year-old turned heads across Europe with 28 goals in just 22 matches for RB Salzburg.

Manchester United were strongly linked with a move before Haaland joined Dortmund.

But the Norway international will now be watching from the sideline as he recovers from his hamstring setback for the next four weeks.

Despite missing out on Haaland, United are reported to still be interested after he worked with Old Trafford boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Molde.

Indeed, Haaland is just three goals behind his former gaffer in Europe.

And four goals would see Haaland become the highest-scoring Norwegian in Champions League history.

After picking up his hamstring injury, Haaland will have to wait until the knockout stages for another bite of the cherry.

But Solskjaer is confident he will break the record with ease, saying: "He will beat it very easily.

"The boy was great to work with and some part of me feels proud to have a little input in such a rise.

"I’m sure Erling will score many goals in the Champions League."

Man Utd transfer target Haaland has ‘verbal agreement’ to leave Dortmund

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