Erling Haaland says he hopes to see Jadon Sancho “shine” at Old Trafford after the winger completed his £72.9m move from Borussia Dortmund to Manchester United.
Following many months of speculation, Sancho’s return to England was finally officially announced on Friday, and big things will be expected of him in the Premier League next season.
Sancho and Haaland struck up a lethal partnership at Dortmund in the Bundesliga, and also appeared to have a good relationship off the pitch.
And the Norwegian star took to social media on Friday night to pay tribute to Sancho and wish him well at the Red Devils.
The 21-year-old wrote on Instagram : “Good luck on your next journey bro, we had some good times together! Can’t wait to see you shine!”
He also attached a picture of the two of them celebrating a goal, with the post receiving almost a million likes.
Sancho, who will wear the No.25 shirt for United, was clearly delighted to complete his move, describing it as a “dream come true” as he spoke to the club’s official website.
“I’ll always be grateful to Dortmund for giving me the opportunity to play first team football, although I always knew that I would return to England one day,” he said.
“The chance to join Manchester United is a dream come true and I just cannot wait to perform in the Premier League.
“This is a young and exciting squad and I know, together, we can develop into something special to bring the success that the fans deserve. I am looking forward to working with the Manager and his coaching team to further develop my game.”
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer added: “Jadon epitomises the type of player I want to bring to the club, he is a forward player in the best traditions of Manchester United.
“He will form an integral part of my squad for years to come and we look forward to seeing him blossom.
“His goals and assists records speak for themselves and he will also bring tremendous pace, flair and creativity to the team.
“Old Trafford will give him the platform he needs to release his untapped talent and perform at the highest level. For a player of his age, Jadon has already achieved a great deal and showed the courage to go and prove himself abroad.
“We all look forward to welcoming Jadon to the squad as we prepare for the new campaign.”