‘It’s Sad’ – Haaland Gives His Thoughts On Sancho Moving To Man United

Erling Braut Haaland and Jadon Sancho celebrate winning the DFB Cup trophy.

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Erling Haaland and Jadon Sancho’s link up was one of Bundesliga’s biggest attractions during the 2020/21 season.

The RB Salzburg-arrival quickly became Borussia Dortmund’s talisman and leading goal-scorer while the Man City academy graduate continued to maintain his eye-catching assist tally.

Thanks to creativity offered by Sancho and others behind him, Haaland netted a staggering 41 goals in all competitions last season.

Now with Dortmund’s creator-in-chief’s moving to Man United, the Norwegian striker’s goal tally might see a slight decline.

Haaland, in his chat with Stadium Astro, admitted the departure of his close friend is sad, but went on to insist there’s no lack of good players at Dortmund with whom he can spark a new partnership.

“Me and Jadon understood each other very well and he’s a top player,” he said. “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.”

However, with Premier League duo Man City and Chelsea reported to be interested in signing him, Haaland might not have to worry too much about the talent left at Dortmund. At either English club, there are already playmakers on par if not better than the new United signing, present to assist him.

Further, if he waits for another season, there’s possibility he could reunite with Sancho himself at Old Trafford.