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.

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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.’

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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.

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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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