Erling Haaland’s dad says ‘f***’ in response on Twitter to Jadon Sancho agreeing Manchester United transfer – and Borussia Dortmund star will be devastated to lose assist machine

You can understand why Erling Haaland’s dad will be gutted to see Jadon Sancho leave Borussia Dortmund.

Alf-Inge Haaland, the former Premier League midfielder who now doubles up as representative for one of football’s brightest stars, gave a simple response to news of Sancho’s imminent move to Manchester United.

Haaland’s dad looks after his son’s career interests
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“F***,” he wrote on Twitter when news first broke at the start of July. “But all the best @Sanchooo10 You will be missed.”

Sancho, 21, is set to join the Red Devils after a £73million deal was agreed with Borussia Dortmund and is thought to have completed his medical now Euro 2020 is over.

Having failed to land the England winger last summer, Sancho enjoyed yet another productive season in the Bundesliga, continuing his electrifying partnership with Haaland.

In fact, it’s the Norwegian who was the main focus of transfer rumours last summer, with every club under the sun seemingly interested, and he owes a lot to Sancho.

Haaland knows all about Sancho’s talent

With 65 goals and 35 assists between them in the Bundesliga over the last two seasons, the young pair have been responsible for each other’s deadly form in front of goal.

Ten of Sancho’s assists have been for Haaland, whose reaction to the winger’s exit would likely echo his dad’s.

And talkSPORT’s European football broadcaster Kevin Hatchard insists United are getting an incredible player.

“The numbers speak for themselves,” he said. “He’s come up big in big games, he was absolutely brilliant in the DFB Cup final against RB Leipzig.

Sancho has only played six minutes at Euro 2020 despite his incredible campaign

“He is a proven performer at Bundesliga level and we started seeing glimpses at Champions League level, he got a brilliant goal against Barcelona in Barcelona.

“I think he’s ready and I think he would’ve been ready last summer as well. There’s been a lot of talk about how Manchester United have saved a chunk of money, but would he have made a difference to their season?

“Would they have qualified for the last 16 of the Champions League with him in the team? We’ll never know.”