Erling Haaland, a Norwegian striker, joined Manchester City from Borussia Dortmund ahead of the 2022-23 season. Haaland said shortly after his debut on Sunday that he is looking forward to facing Manchester United in the next season.
Haaland was asked which team he was most excited to play against. “I don’t want to speak the words, but… Manchester United,” he said.
Haaland was highly connected with a transfer to Manchester United at one time, but he finally opted to join Manchester City.
Last month, the 21-year-old joined Manchester City for a fee of €60 million. Following the departure of Gabriel Jesus to Arsenal, he is anticipated to wear the number nine jersey.
“Because I signed a five-year contract, we had to start there.” “In the end, I simply got the sensation in my gut, the sense with the way they play, everything, I had the feeling for City,” Haaland was cited in a SPORTBIBLE article.
“I played against them last year, and it’s nothing like what you see on TV.” After 25 minutes of not touching the ball, it’s like, ‘(Ilkay) Gundogan, please stop playing tiki-taka.’ “How they play is on a different level, and that is what I want to be a part of,” he continued.
In January 2020, Haaland signed Bundesliga team Borussia Dortmund from Salzburg. In all, he appeared in 89 matches for Dortmund and scored 86 goals.
Haaland appeared in 21 international matches for Norway, scoring 20 goals.
Along with Haaland, Manchester City’s backup goalkeeper Stefan Ortega and attacker Julian Alvarez were on stage. Ortega was recruited as a free agent by Arminia Bielefeld. Alvarez, on the other hand, joined Manchester City from the Argentine football team River Plate for a fee of €17 million.
Kalvin Philips, a midfielder, has joined Manchester City. Philips traveled from Leeds United but was unable to attend the ceremony owing to sickness.
Manchester City, the reigning Premier League champions, will open their season on August 7 against West Ham United.