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Erling Haaland Names Dream 5-A-Side Team, Includes 2 Legends
- Erling Haaland’s dream 5-aside team had some big names
- The striker is one of the best in the world at the moment
- He recently returned to action after weeks out with injury
Erling Haaland is the classic case of ‘real recognizes real’.
The Norwegian made an interesting pick when asked to select the ultimate 5-aside team as he included five-time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo.
Several big names have been tasked with the 5-aside challenge in the recent past, with some going the controversial route.
From Virgil van Dijk to Kevin de Bruyne to Gareth Bale, these superstars’ recurring theme in their pick for a dream team of five players always appears to be either Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi.
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And it was no different with Manchester City’s leading marksman Haaland, whose five-a-side team comprised all the big names every football fan, past and present, is familiar with.
Haaland’s dream five-a-side team
In goal, the 22-year-old striker went with Real Madrid legend Iker Casillas, who would be protected by the legendary Paulo Maldini in defence.
Haaland then went for the skill master Ronaldinho in midfield, and the Brazilian legend was partnered with his former teammate Lionel Messi.
And of course, for the Number 9 role, the Norwegian went for someone who knows a thing or two about scoring goals – Cristiano Ronaldo.
“I would love Ederson because in these five-a-side games, if he is able to shoot, he would score 15 goals,” he said.
Lucky for the striker, he avoided a potential online frenzy by including both Ronaldo and Messi.
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The two players seemingly have an eternal rivalry, which has caused a great divide in the footballing fan base over the years. One faction believes Ronaldo is the greatest of all time, whilst the other is adamant Messi ‘completed football’ thanks to his World Cup triumph.
Haaland back for Manchester City
Meanwhile, Haaland will be hoping to add to his goal tally as he recently returned to Pep Guardiola’s squad after a lengthy layoff by his standards.
According to Manchester Evening News, he has recovered from a foot injury and featured in his side’s 3-1 win over Brentford.
City’s next game is a Premier League home game against Everton on Saturday, February 10.
Most valuable players
Sports Brief also reported on the most valuable players in world football at the moment as Haaland takes second place.
The top spot is occupied by Real Madrid maestro Jude Bellingham, who has been a revelation for Los Blancos since signing for Borussia Dortmund.
24-year-old Kylian Mbappe, currently playing for PSG, is third.