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Manchester City: Pep Guardiola says ‘no one can compete with’ prolific Erling Haaland



Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola giving a press conference

Pep Guardiola called Erling Haaland incomparable for his age, after Manchester City (opens in a new tab) the striker continued his destructive start to Premier League life with a hat-trick in Sunday’s 6-3 win over Manchester United (opens in a new tab).

Haaland’s latest three-goal run saw him become the first player in Premier League history to score a hat-trick in three successive home games – and took his tally for the season to 17 in all competitions.

In a way, the Norwegian is currently on track to end the campaign with just 70 Premier League goals.

Haaland has scored in each of his last eight games for City (Image credit: Matt McNulty – Manchester City FC via Getty Images)

City host Copenhagen in the Champions League on Wednesday night, and their manager sang Haaland’s praises ahead of that game. Speaking to the media on Tuesday, Guardiola said (opens in a new tab):

“At his age, nobody can compete with him. The numbers speak for themselves and inside – in the locker room – and on the pitch we see things that are not in the statistics that make us happy. to have him here.”

Erling Haaland and Phil Foden of Manchester City during a training session

Haaland and Phil Foden both scored hat-tricks against Manchester United on Sunday (Image credit: Tom Flathers/Manchester City FC via Getty Images)

Haaland has scored three times in the Champions League this season – including a bold winner against former club Borussia Dortmund (opens in a new tab) on City’s last group outing.