Haestad is a United fan by heart. He's once been quoted that he'd play for United for free, as he loves the club. As a member of the Supporters Club in Norway, and Shareholders United, he'll choose us over any other club in the world. No doubt.
And if United decide not to move on him, then at least he'll be able to prove himself at a higher level. Gamst Pedersen is also a United fan, and he is very eager to get Haestad to Blackburn. Solskjaer would def. recommend him to SAF anyway, as he has earlier said that Haestad is the most exciting talent in norwegian football at this time.
Hunter: The source is Haestads hometown-paper. A journalist talked to the groundsman for the away-team at IK Start (Haestad's club) UEFA qualifier. And he could confirm that 3-4 major english clubs would come to check him out. Later, the journalist had an interview with United's scout. And he confirmed that he was in Ireland to watch Haestad only.
This could turn out quite exciting. A move would be awesome, for both parts.