Clip of Virgil van Dijk Chasing Down Erling Haaland Goes Viral
A clip of Virgil van Dijk brilliantly chasing down Erling Haaland has gone viral following the Norwegian starlet signing for Borussia Dortmund.
His transfer sparked debate on social media with a United fan claiming to be happy that his side didn't sign Haaland by referencing his showing against Liverpool's Van Dijk in the Champions League.
@RiZzyUTD shared a video of Van Dijk catching up with Haaland, accompanied with the words: "I am honestly so happy we missed out on this donkey. We dodged a major bullet negl."
I am honestly so happy we missed out on this donkey. We dodged a major bullet negl. pic.twitter.com/OAMju7ranA
- RiZzy:red_circle: (@RiZzyUTD) December 29, 2019
His tweet sent social media into overdrive with fans of Haaland sticking up for the teenage phenom.
"22 appearances, 28 goals, 7 assists. You sure did miss a bullet mate," one social media user wrote.
A second tweeted: "Viking lukaku."
A third added: "Van Dijk was already sprinting when Haaland started running. Nothing wrong with this just because his running isn't aesthetically pleasing."
Another wrote: " The guy is running like he's superglued to a treadmill."
Haaland really chose Dortmund over Man United because he didn't want that smoke from Van Dijk again pic.twitter.com/fVQPg9OdHB
- Ahmed (@ahmedIfc) December 29, 2019
Played 2 games against @VirgilvDijk and realised the prem ain't for everyone #BVB #Haaland https://t.co/7wTreQtwzY
- jon (@Hopson820) December 29, 2019
:speaking_head:️ ' Haaland before the match: "We will win 3-1 and I will score all the 3 goals."
Van Dijk after the match: pic.twitter.com/wS1UFwKFgA
- The Anfield Buzz (@TheAnfieldBuzz) December 12, 2019
Borussia Dortmund have officially signed Haaland from RB Salzburg after paying his release clause of £19.2 million.
He's signed a contract until June 30, 2024, while Salzburg will receive a percentage of any future sale.
Welcome to Dortmund :soccer::fire: pic.twitter.com/8k1J6HhEdj
- Borussia Dortmund (@BlackYellow) December 29, 2019
Haaland has scored 16 goals in 14 games in Austria's top flight this season and a further eight goals in the Champions League.
How will he fare in Germany? Let us know in the comment section below.