ERLING HAALAND scored for the first time since his move to Manchester City was confirmed.
However, the striker has been warned by new team-mate Kevin De Bruyne that he is expected to score at least 25 goals in his first season at Etihad.
Haaland was snapped up by Pep Guardiola last month after fulfilling his £51million release clause at Borussia Dortmund.
The 21-year-old killer scored 86 goals in just 89 games in his two-and-a-half years in Germany.
And City believe they’ve managed to land the best No.9 in the world at a bargain price.
Haaland has been just as successful for Norway as he scored 15 goals in 17 games ahead of tonight’s 1-0 Nations League win over Serbia.
But the ex-RB Salzburg youngster scored 16 goals for his country with a real poacher action in the 26th gameth Minute.
Haaland was brought on by a superb pass from Arsenal’s Martin Odegaard.
And City fans will surely have salivated at the thought of seeing similar strikes at Etihad next term.
However, big things are expected of Haaland right away thanks to his incredible record at Dortmund.
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De Bruyne is the current star at City and has been named Premier League Player of the Year.
And he says Haaland is expected to start with 20-25 goals next season.
De Bruyne explained: “Everyone expects a lot. You’ve always been looking for a #9.
“But I think it will be good to have this striker who scores maybe 20-25 goals a season.
“Maybe (it might help me too). There were years when I had more assists.
“But my random creation and other things have stayed the same. Numbers are part of football, but they never tell the whole story.”
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/football/premier-league/5479500/erling-haaland-goal-man-city-norway-kevin-de-bruyne/ Watch Erling Haaland score for the first time since Manchester City transfer while De Bruyne puts Norway striker Prem on target