Report : ‘No-one can compete with Erling Haaland’ – Pep Guardiola

After the Norwegian striker made a sensational start to life at Manchester City.

Haaland, 22, has already scored 17 goals in 11 matches for City, including a stunning hat-trick in Sunday’s 6-3 demolition of Manchester United in the derby.

The £51million striker has already scored three Premier League hat-tricks having taken the adaptation to English football in his stride.

And City manager Guardiola, speaking ahead of their Champions League fixture with Copenhagen on Wednesday night, said: ‘At his age, no-one can compete with him, no-one.

‘The numbers speak for themselves. Inside the locker room, on the pitch, we see things on the stats that make us happy to have him here.’

On Haaland’s immediate chemistry with his City team-mates, Guardiola added: ‘It normally happens with nice people. A lot of gestures with young players, with staff, when it’s going well how he encouraged guys.


‘He’s not just a striker scoring goals. It comes from his education.’

Guardiola confirmed that Kyle Walker looks set to miss the match in Denmark after the right-back was forced off with a knock during Sunday’s match.

Midfielder Rodri, who missed the derby, will be checked in training ahead of a potential return.

‘Rodri is better but I think Kyle is out. We will see in training later,’ said Guardiola.

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