ERLING HAALAND thinks there are times when he’s just UNSTOPPABLE.
The Manchester City forward has made a record start in England with an incredible 14 goals in his first nine games for the champions.
It’s a haul that already includes two hat-tricks and he rubs his hands at the thought of adding to that tally in Sunday afternoon’s derby showdown.
And when Haaland is at the peak of his powers, he doesn’t think there’s a defender who can captivate him.
The 22-year-old Norwegian said: “When I time my runs perfectly, I know that nobody will stop me.”
When he left Borussia Dortmund in the summer, he was the most wanted man in Europe, but he only had one goal in mind.
The chance to work under Pep Guardiola made it a one-horse race – and the City manager certainly lived up to all those expectations.
Speaking to Gary Neville for Sky Sports, Haaland added: “The day before a game he tells us what’s going to happen – and the next day that’s exactly what happens.
“It’s crazy, I don’t see how that’s possible!”
The 6ft 5in forward is already an unbeatable favorite to end the season as the Premier League’s top scorer and has many tipped him to have scored for almost half a century.
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He would happily continue his run in his first showdown in Manchester – especially with his father and former City star Alfie in the crowd.
His father was at the club for three years and was at the wrong end of one of the most famous clashes in Derby history when Roy Keane was sent off for a nefarious challenge in 2001.
Haaland insists he has never spoken to his old man about it – not a derby, in fact – as they both watched a lot together on the box in Norway.
He said: “I haven’t spoken to my father about this game but I know he will be watching in the stands.
“It means so much to all supporters and as a fan I know that. We want to make them proud. I know derby games are so much more intense and mean everything to the fans.
“It’s my first time playing one after watching so many on TV with my dad and I can’t wait. It will be a special moment for me.
“I don’t think I have to say too much. All I have to say is…I’m ready.”
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/6347670/erling-haaland-man-utd-city/ Erling Haaland warns Man Utd he can be UNSTOPPABLE if City sensation comes out to continue stunning scoring streak in derby