The father of Erling Haaland has trolled reports suggesting he and his son had flown to England for a meeting with Manchester United.
A report from Norwegian outlet Aftenbladet reported Haaland had taken a Norwegian Airlines flight from Stavanger in his homeland to Manchester on Friday morning.
However, the report was downplayed by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer shortly after when the United manager insisted he had no knowledge of the reports and that a meeting was not scheduled.
"I don't think he's en route here, to be fair," Solskjaer said at his press conference on Friday. "Not through me anyway! You know I can't comment on other teams' players, I've said that many times and it's one of those things in this job you get speculation a lot of the time."
Solskjaer was then told Norwegian reporters had witnessed Haaland boarding the plane. "Well... he's not coming to Manchester. I know the boy and I know his friends and he's on a Christmas holiday. You can't fly anywhere from Stavanger, you need to go via via!"
It latter emerged that Erling is going on a vacation via Copenhagen while his father, Alfie, is attending a Christmas party in Bryne on Friday night with neither travelling to Manchester.
Taking to social media on Friday afternoon Alfie poked fun at the reports when he posted a picture of Erling looking at a airport departures board while clutching a ticket.
"Come on @StigNilssen . Have another guess," he wrote while tagging the original author of the story.