Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wanted to bring Haaland to Old Trafford, convinced the 19-year-old would add more ruthlessness to his attack.
However, on Sunday, it was announced that the teenager would be moving to Borussia Dortmund instead.
He explained his choice by saying: “I had intensive discussions with the club management and the sports management, especially with Hans-Joachim Watzke, Michael Zorc and trainer Lucien Favre.
“There was a feeling right from the start that I absolutely wanted to switch to this club, go this route and play football in this incredible Dortmund atmosphere in front of more than 80,000 spectators.
“I’m already burning for it.”