Eric ten Hag’s offers classy support to Sebastien Haller after tumour diagnosis

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has sent his best wishes and support to Borussia Dortmund striker Sebastien Haller.

The forward, who played under the Dutchman at Ajax last season and was even included in his side at Utrecht, was diagnosed with a testicular tumour, it was announced. The Ivory Coast international complained of feeling unwell and subsequent results from a medical examination showed that he had a testicular tumour.

Ten Hag expressed his sympathy for Haller, telling MUTV: “It's horrible. I have a fantastic relationship with him. He is my friend, my striker for several years with Utrecht and with Ajax. To hear such news is devastating. My thoughts are with him and with his family and I hope he will recover quickly.”

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Haller posted on social media following the news: “Thank you all for your many messages of support and affection since yesterday’s announcement. My family and I thank you. I will now focus on my recovery to come back stronger.”

The towering striker, 28, made the move to the Bundesliga for £31m this summer. A statement from his new side read: “Borussia Dortmund striker Sebastien Haller had to leave the BVB training camp in Bad Ragaz, Switzerland early due to illness and has already travelled back to Dortmund.

“The 28-year-old international from the Ivory Coast complained of being unwell after training on Monday morning. In the course of intensive medical examinations, a tumour was finally discovered in the testicles during the course of the day.

"During the coming days, further examinations will take place in a specialised medical centre. Borussia Dortmund asks that the privacy of the player and his family be respected and that no questions be asked. As soon as we have further information, we will inform you in consultation with the player.”

The club’s sporting director, Sebastian Kehl, has said the club will support Haller in any way possible. “This news today came as a shock to Sebastien Haller and to all of us.

"The entire BVB family wishes Sebastien a full recovery as soon as possible and that we can hug him again soon. We will do everything in our power to ensure that he receives the best possible treatment,” he said.


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