Erling Haaland breaks silence on Jadon Sancho's Man Utd transfer and admits he is 'sad' at pal's Dortmund exit

'SAD' Erling Haaland has broken his silence on pal Jadon Sancho's Borussia Dortmund exit.

Sancho will complete his £73million transfer to Manchester United in the coming days.

And it means breaking up one of Europe's deadliest partnerships with Haaland left behind.

The duo boasted a combined tally of 89 goals and assists between them in 2020-21 as Dortmund finished third in the Bundesliga and won the DFB-Pokal Cup.

Asked who can fill Sancho's boots next season, Haaland told Stadium Astro: "Me and Jadon understood each other very well and he’s a top player.

"So of course it’s sad that he goes but that’s how it is and that’s football. You never know what will happen.

"But I think that there’s a lot of other good players that I have a good tone with and it can become even better.

"We have to see who I match the best with."

Haaland's dad Alf-Inge posted an X-rated tweet upon finding out Sancho was leaving Dortmund for Old Trafford.

His son may be a £150m target for Chelsea this summer – where he would become the club's top earner – but is expected to stay put at Dortmund for at least another season.

He is back at the club for pre-season training and adjusting to life under new boss Marco Rose who has arrived from Borussia Monchengladbach.

Haaland added: "I talked a little bit with him and I know him from before because I had him for six months at Red Bull Salzburg.


"He's a nice guy and I look forward to working with him.

"I heard the training sessions are hard here so it's exactly the same as it was at Salzburg. Hard training and a lot of running.

"That's what I expect the tactics to be, to press a lot and run a lot and attack a lot."

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