Erling Haaland Sends Early Warning Shots to Rival Club During His Presentation As Manchester City Player

Erling Haaland Sends Early Warning Shots to Rival Club During His Presentation As Manchester City Player

  • New Manchester City striker Erling Haaland has publicly confessed that he can't wait to face Manchester United in the Premier League
  • Haaland, alongside other Manchester City signings, were presented to the fans in front of the Etihad on Sunday
  • The Norwegian is expected to slot in directly into Pep Guardiola's side as the focal point of attack

Erling Haaland was officially presented to an ecstatic Manchester City crowd in front of the Etihad. Haaland was signed from Borussia Dortmund after City decided to activate his release clause.

The Premier League champions set aside 10th July to present their new signings to the fanbase. Haaland, Stefan Ortega and Julian Alvarez were present during the ceremony. The other recruit Kalvin Phillips was absent due to reported illness.

Erling Haaland, Manchester City, Manchester United, Etihad Stadium, Julian Alvarez, Stefan Ortega
Erling Haaland smiles during the Manchester City Summer Signing Presentation Event at Etihad Stadium. Photo by Manchester City FC.
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Haaland seized the opportunity to throw down the gauntlet to cross-city rivals Manchester United. The tall striker was asked which club he couldn't wait to face, to which he responded;

I don't like to say the words, but it is Manchester United.

The two clubs are often involved in the Manchester Derby. And despite United being the most successful club of the two, City has ramped up their efforts in the last decade, but a Champions League trophy has remained elusive for the Citizens.

Pep Guardiola has failed to cross over the line on countless occasions. The closest the club came to winning the title was in 2021 when they reached the final only to go down to Chelsea in Porto.

The Spanish tactician will be hoping his new recruits, especially Haaland, can inspire his side to success.

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Sports Brief had earlier reported that new Manchester City signing Kalvin Philipps is set to wear the No 4 shirt for the Cityzens for the forthcoming season. Unfortunately, he is changing from the No 23 he wore during his stint at Leeds United.

That's because Man City retired the no.23 shirt back in 2003 in the memory of their former Cameroonian football star Marc-Vivien Foe.

Foe played for Manchester City on loan from French giants Olympique Lyon during the 2002/03 season.

Source: Sports Brief News