United were in the running to land the 19-year-old before the beginning of the January transfer window, while Solskjaer even travelled to Salzburg to hold talks with the striker.
Reports have claimed that United withdrew from the race to sign Haaland due to the excessive demands made by the agent Mino Raiola, who was also keen on inserting a buyout clause to allow the striker to move on from Old Trafford more easily.
And Solskjaer insists United were right to stand firm during their negotiations for the striker who he managed at Molde.
‘Of course we don’t want to inflate the prices,’ said Solskjaer.
‘That is important, that we use common sense.
‘There are other things, too, when you sign players, that you have to keep in control.
‘You can’t give agents the control by giving buyout clauses and stuff. That has been touted around.
‘We have to be in control.’