Erling Haaland gives verdict on new Borussia Dortmund manager in blow to Manchester United and Man City transfer hopes
Erling Haaland has dropped another hint that he will be staying at Borussia Dortmund amid transfer interest from Manchester United and Manchester City.
Erling Haaland says he is looking forward to working with new Borussia Dortmund manager Marco Rose as he dropped another hint that he will remain at the club this summer.
Haaland is a transfer target for both Manchester United and Manchester City, as well as a host of other top European clubs. He will be available next summer for a set price, but clubs could still make a move this summer for a higher price to beat the competition.
However, the Norwegian striker returned to pre-season training this week, and appears set on another productive season in the Bundesliga - continuing the public declarations from Dortmund that he will be part of their squad for 2021/22.
Speaking to Stadium Astro, Haaland was asked about his thoughts on the new Dortmund boss Rose, to which he replied: “I talked a little bit with him.
"I know him from before because I had six months with him in Salzburg. He's a nice guy and I look forward to working with him.
"The training is so hard here, so it's exactly the same as it was in Salzburg, a lot of hard training and there is going to be a lot of running. That's what I expect the tactic to be to press a lot, run a lot and attack a lot.
"Now we have to have a good pre-season and have to get to know each other and we will see.
"We won the DFB Pokal last season which was very important for us as a club and the fans. That was important and we have to see."
Haaland also expressed his disappointment at losing teammate Jadon Sancho to United, with that transfer set to be announced in the coming days.
And once again he indicated that he is focussed on the new campaign with Dortmund, saying: "There's a lot of other good players that I still have a good tone with and will become even better.
"We have to see who I match the best with. We will see."