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Erling Braut Haaland Is A Big Doubt Ahead Of Liverpool Clash

Haaland was absence this morning as he was not pictured training with the rest of Man City’s first-team.

The Norwegian FA confirmed during the international break that Haaland had pulled out of their squad with a groin injury.

It appears the problem may rule him out of the game against Liverpool but, of course, there could be another explanation for his absence from training.

A statement from Norwegian team doctor Ola Sand read:

“We hoped that this was just a familiarity that would carry over to Saturday,

but after doing tests and examinations yesterday it became clear that he will not make it to the games against Spain and Georgia.

“It is better that he receives medical follow-up at the club.”

Haaland’s father revealed last week that the striker underwent examinations at a hospital in Barcelona and provided a pessimistic

update regarding his fitness, stating that he is “touch and go” to recover in time for Saturday’s clash with Liverpool.

Manchester City has a partnership with a hospital in Barcelona so he has been there for further checks and treatment,” Alfe-Inge Haaland told Norwegian news outlet TV 2 Sport last Friday.

“He has been [in Marbella] for a couple of days with the physio from the club.

Firstly, I’m not a doctor and secondly, I think it’s ‘touch and go’, yes. You can’t just go two weeks without training and then jump right into a fight. There must be a progression there.


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“They can gamble on it, but if he doesn’t get proper training with the team, then he won’t play.

It is about how he responds to treatment in the next few days. He needs a lot of care.”

The vast majority of Pep Guardiola’s squad reported back to training earlier this week following the international break,

but Haaland was not pictured during an open session with his teammates at City Football Academy on Thursday.

The Manchester Evening News claims that there is a chance Haaland could have joined the group after the media’s cameras had turned away or the Norwegian may have carried out exercises indoors.

Injury Scared As Erling Haaland Left Norway Squad.

Manchester City star Erling Haaland will miss Norway’s upcoming Euro 2024 qualifiers against Spain and Georgia after reportedly picking up a groin injury.

The 22-year-old, who went into the international break with eight goals in two games against RB Leipzig and Burnley, linked up with his international teammates this week.

A statement from the Norwegian FA confirmed that national team doctors had advised for Haaland to return to City and ‘receive medical follow-up at the club’.

Norway doctor Ola Sand added:

‘We hoped that this was just an injury that would carry over to Saturday.

‘But after doing tests and examinations yesterday it became clear that he will not make it to the games against Spain and Georgia.

‘It is better that he receives medical follow-up at the club.’


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Norway’s head coach Ståle Solbakken said:

‘Erling took it hard when he realized that he could not fight for the team.

‘Fortunately, there is still plenty of self-confidence, talent and cohesion in this group to win points in the next matches.

The 22-year-old was removed from the pitch in the 62nd minute against Burnley, after already scoring a hat-trick against the Clarets.

Pep Guardiola had joked that the forward was substituted off to prevent him from breaking Lionel Messi‘s record but it seems that it may have also been to prevent aggravation to the injury.

Haaland has scored 42 goals in 37 appearances this season having shattered the previous record for most goals in a single season by a City player, a record which had been held by Tommy Johnson for 94 years.

The Norwegian  will face a race to be fit in time for their clash with Liverpool on Saturday 1 April, they first game back following the international break.

“It Was Planned I Did Not Feel Like Celebrating” Haaland Reveals His Admiration For Leeds United

Erling Haaland has had a flying start to life in England, scoring 20 goals with his brace against Leeds United.

The Norwegian made the move from Borussia Dortmund this year in one of the most highly-anticipated moves of the summer, and he has backed it up with a fine start.

Haaland has always had an admiration for Leeds United – he was born in the city when his father played for them.

Haaland reveals lack of Leeds celebration as he smashes new Premier League record.

Former Dortmund striker admitted that he didn’t celebrate his two goals against Leeds United because he has “respect” for the club after being born in the city.

It was Haaland who stole the show yet again with two excellent finishes to continue his impressive start to the campaign.

His first was a simple tap-in after Jack Grealish pinched the ball off Robin Koch, before running through on goal and squaring across to Haaland to stroke home.

Haaland chose to do a muted celebration for both goals after he was born in Leeds back in 2000.

Haaland told VG:

“It was planned. I did not feel like celebrating. I was born in Leeds and have respect for the club.

“I of course celebrated with Jack Grealish and said ‘Great work!’ because it was two fantastic assists.

Mum and dad were at the stadium. That is special.

When I was little I had a Leeds kit with Eirik Bakke on the back and a City kit with my dad’s name.”

Erling’s father, Alfie, played for the Whites when his son was born 22 years ago.

But he was just a matter of months old when Alfie chose to move to City, where the family connection now lies.

The 50-year-old was a cult hero at the club before breaking his leg following a horrendous challenge from Roy Keane.

Alfie was forced to retire from the top level after the incident despite playing some matches in the fourth tier of Norwegian football with Rosseland.

Despite being born in England, however, Erling chose to play for Norway at international level and he has since grabbed 21 goals in 23 matches for his nation.

"We Don't Play Against Erling Haaland, We Play Against Manchester City,” _Ten Hag

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag says he understands the significance of Sunday’s derby against Manchester City and warned that his team must focus on more than just dangerman Erling Haaland.

Five points separate second-placed City from Ten Hag’s side in fifth ahead of their clash at the Etihad, although United have a game in hand.

Haaland has started life at City in electrifying form, scoring 11 goals in his first seven Premier League appearances, but Ten Hag’s focus goes beyond the Norwegian.

Ten Hag:

“We don’t play against Erling Haaland, we play against Manchester City.”

“We are convinced of our capabilities. If we act as a team then we can beat our opponents.

That is the belief we need, and we need it even more on Sunday.”

The clash will be Ten Hag’s first taste of the Manchester derby, and the former Ajax boss is relishing the occasion.

“I have played many derbies. I know what they are, what the rivalry is, what they do with each other,”

“I know it is the most important game in the Manchester area.


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It excites me. You do everything to win this game.”

Ten Hag also offered an injury update after the international break, confirming that England centre-back Harry Maguire will miss out.

Maguire picked up a suspected hamstring injury during England’s Nations League draw with Germany on Monday,

but there is some good news for the Red Devils as Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford return to fitness.

Harry Maguire is injured and I think for the rest we have some doubts.”

“With Anthony Martial, he was training all week with the group so really happy with that situation.

He’s performing really well.
“Rashford returns into training so also we are happy with that.

For the rest, only the long-term injuries like Axel Tuanzebe and Brandon Williams are not available.”

On recent criticism of Maguire’s form, Ten Hag added:

“I have to coach him and back him. I back him because I believe in him. I can see his qualities.

“The quality is there. He has almost 50 caps for England, he has high potential. We all believe in him.”

Erling Haaland Breaks Another Premier League Record

Erlin Haaland scored his latest goal in the 16th minute against Wolves, marking his 14th of the season in all competitions.

Former Borussia Dortmund Hitman Erling Haaland has become the first-ever player to score in all of his first four away games in the Premier League.

The Manchester City star has only played seven top-flight games, but has already netted 11 times, making the fastest start in the league’s history.


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And now he is making the history books yet again.

After being fed the ball by Bernardo Silva, th haaland charged towards goal with ease, before firing past Wolves goalkeeper Jose Sa.

“When he hits it, it’s a bit scruffy. But it was noticeable how Kilman backed off.

You have to deny that guy,” talkSPORT’s co-commentator for the game Andy Townsend said.

“They were petrified of him.”

Most notably, though, Haaland’s goal marks the first time anyone in the league has scored in all of their first four away games.

The 22-year-old netted twice on his debut against West Ham at the London Stadium, then again away at Newcastle and also got on the score sheet in his side’s 1-1 draw at Villa Park.

The Norwegian’s goal at Molineux also marks the seventh game in a row that he has found the net.

Haaland’s strike on Saturday afternoon put City 2-0 up after Jack Grealish put them ahead just one minute into the game after a delicious cross from Kevin De Bruyne to score his first of the season.

Jamie Carragher Claims Erling Haaland Isn’t A ‘Game Changer’ For Manchester City In Premier League

Jamie Carragher says Erling Haaland isn’t a ‘game changer’ for Manchester City when it comes to the Premier League title race – but he could be the man to finally win them the Champions League.

City signed the superstar striker from Borussia Dortmund in a £51million deal this summer.

And Liverpool legend Carragher believes that Haaland won’t make much of a difference to Man City’s domestic form, due to fact they have been dominant in the Premier League.

However, he does think that the Norweigan could be the key to finally help Pep Guardiola bring European glory to City.

When asked if the signing of Haaland means Man City will win the league even more comfortably, Carragher said: “No, I don’t think so.


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“I still think City are favourites, but I don’t think Haaland is a game changer for them in terms of winning the league.

“They win the league now and they already get 95 to 100 points – are they going to get 110?!

There are only so many points you can win in a season.

“I think Haaland is almost the icing on the cake for the Champions League.

If he’s playing away in Madrid, they don’t lose that game. I think that’s the difference he’ll make.

“I don’t think it’ll make a huge difference to the league because City are that good anyway.

“I think when you look at what Liverpool did to City and get to that level of 90-plus points, they bought Allison and van Dijk.

They were game changers.

“They took Liverpool from a team who were getting 75 points, to a team looking to get 95 points.

“I think City are already at that level, so I don’t think it’s going to be like that for Haaland.

“But you’d think that with a great striker like him and the players he’s got around him, it gives them a great opportunity in the Champions League.”

Erling Haaland: Pep Guardiola Is A Bit Crazy

New Manchester City signing Erling Haaland has confessed he is already enjoying working under ‘crazy’ manager Pep Guardiola.

Haaland joined from Borussia Dortmund this summer and needed just 12 minutes of his pre-season debut to grab his first unofficial goal for the club, tapping home from close range as the Premier League champions saw off Bayern Munich 1-0.

After the win, Haaland gave a little insight into his first impression of Guardiola, insisting the Spaniard is a different breed of manager.


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“Guardiola is a bit crazy, and I like that.”

“I cannot tell you too much about this after one week but I’ve been training well and I’m ready for what is next.”

Haaland also admitted he was not surprised to see himself make such an immediate impact for his new team,

confessing that he has been picturing himself leading Guardiola’s team for a while now.

“It was a good feeling to get started again after six weeks without football,” he continued.

“I’ve been watching a lot of City games over the last years and they’ve been without a striker,

so of course I’ve been seeing myself in these [goalscoring] situations, so I’m not surprised.”

Guardiola opted to withdraw Haaland from the game before half-time as part of his plan to manage the Norwegian’s fitness ‘niggles’

– the hamstring issues that restricted him to just 24 appearances in the Bundesliga last season – but Haaland insisted this was nothing to worry about.

The striker explained:

“I’m not perfect fitness-wise. These were my first minutes.

[But] you saw that I’m good and ready. To beat Bayern feels good, and the quality is good. It was a real test before Liverpool in a week.”