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Erling Haaland Opens Up on "Sad" Jadon Sancho’s Manchester United Transfer

By Amreen
Haaland spoke about Sancho's imminent move to Man United
Haaland spoke about Sancho's imminent move to Man United / Martin Rose/Getty Images

Erling Haaland has opened up about Jadon Sancho's imminent move to Manchester United, admitting that he is "sad" to see his Borussia Dortmund team-mate and close friend leave the club.

Sancho is set to complete his move to Old Trafford following a £72.9m agreement, and will become the club's third most expensive signing of all-time after midfielder Paul Pogba and club captain Harry Maguire.

Haaland and Sancho formed a deadly partnership, combining for 52 goal contributions last season, as Dortmund finished third on the Bundesliga table.

Haaland, who himself has been linked with a move to several top European clubs, admitted he is disappointed to see Sancho leave. "Me and Jadon understood each other very well and he’s a top player,’ he told Stadium Astro, when asked which player could fill Sancho's shoes.

"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."

Real Madrid have been strongly linked with a move for Haaland, however, the 21-year-old offered no indication that he wants to leave Dortmund, and insisted that he is looking forward to working with new boss, Marco Rose.

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