Erling Haaland Apologises to Ronaldo for Dropping Him From Ultimate EA FC 24 Team

Erling Haaland Apologises to Ronaldo for Dropping Him From Ultimate EA FC 24 Team

Martin Moses
updated at February 13, 2024 at 11:54 AM
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  • Erling Haaland has apologised to Ronaldo for omitting him from his Ultimate Team
  • The Manchester City ace surprisingly snubbed Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo
  • His club is enduring a rough patch of form after failing to win four games straight

Erling Haaland has hilariously apologised for benching Brazilian legend, Ronaldo from his Ultimate team on football simulator, EA FC 24.

The Manchester City striker shared a snapshot of his team on his Instagram stories - showing off his star-studded team.

Erling Haaland, Ultimate Dream Team EA FC 24, Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo
Manchester City striker, Erling Haaland. Photo by Visionhaus.
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The Ultimate Team feature in the popular game, formerly known as FIFA, allows users to create their dream teams and compete with other users.

Haaland snubs big names from Ultimate Team

Haaland's backline is comprised of legendary Brazilian left-back Roberto Carlos, Real Madrid's Eder Militao, Liverpool's Virgil Van Dijk, and his Manchester City teammate Kyle Walker.

The Norwegian's team is set up in a 4-4-2 formation with Yaya Toure and Ruuid Gullit sitting on the base of the midfield. He went with flair on the wings, choosing Barcelona great, Ronaldinho and Kylian Mbappe.

Upfront, Haaland chose family loyalty over ratings, going with himself and his cousin, Jonatan Brunes, who plies his professional trade with the Belgian pro side, OH Leuven.

The 23-year-old phenom was forced to drop Ronaldo to accommodate his cousin, for which he apologised;

"Sorry Ronaldo. I have to drop you for my cousin [Jonatan]."

The Futwiz reports that Ronaldo has a rating of 94 while Brunes has a score of 85.

Haaland aiming to inspire Man City

Haaland will be hoping to inspire his side back to form after a run of four games without a win in the Premier League.

Pep Guardiola's side drew with Chelsea, Liverpool, and Tottenham Hotspur before being outplayed by Unai Emery's Aston Villa on December 6.

They travel to Luton Town on Sunday, December 10.

New footage shows more of Haaland incident

Meanwhile, as Sports Brief previously reported, more recent footage shows what happened as Haaland stormed off the pitch at full-time against Spurs.

Earlier on, the Norwegian's reaction after the final whistle had been caught on camera, with the forward even seen shoulder-barging a Spurs player.

It took Pep Guardiola's intervention to stop the incident from escalating any further, with Haaland storming off the pitch in a foul mood afterwards.

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