'F*ck' - Haaland camp reacts to Sancho's Man Utd move

Nicholas Hughes
Boost for Man Utd as Dortmund reveal transfer agreement with  Jadon Sancho

Erling Haaland’s father has reacted to Jadon Sancho’s Manchester United transfer with a simple but telling statement on social media.

Alf-Inge Haaland is clearly concernce that his son’s Borussia Dortmund side is losing such a key player, posting this message on Twitter:

“F*ck. But all the best Sancho, you will be missed.”

Haaland and the Englishman had struck up an outstanding partnership up front for Dortmund in only a season and a half together.

Since joining from RB Salzburg in January 2020, Haaland has scored 40 Bundesliga goals in 43 games, while Sancho scored 16 times in the league, adding 18 assists in the same number of games since Haaland’s debut.

Sancho is now all but set to make the switch to Old Trafford for next season, with Dortmund confirming an agreement had been made on Thursday.

It was Jadon's desire to change, we would have liked to keep him.
- Hans-Joachim Watzke, Dortmund CEO

The 21-year-old is currently at the Euros with England but has only featured once, with barely a handful of minutes in England’s final group game against the Czech Republic.

The United deal is one that has been a long time coming, with the attacker believed to have been on the brink of changing allegiances last summer.

That uncertainty led to a slow start to Sancho’s season, but he finished the campaign strongly with six goals and four assists in last 10 Bundesliga outings – an average of one goal contribution per game.

What next for Haaland after Sancho's move?

The reaction of Haaland’s father is an interesting one, and brings into question the future of the Norwegian himself.

In his short stint at Signal Iduna Park so far, Haaland’s stock in the game has risen exponentially and just about the entirety of Europe is believed to be courting the striker.

New boss Marco Rose is set to begin a new chapter at Dortmund from next season, and the former Gladbach manager’s first point of call will likely be to ensure he holds onto the 20-year-old star.