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Unseen footage shows why Erling Haaland should stick to attacking after he’s nutmegged TWICE in Man City warm-up

ERLING HAALAND showed why he’s an attacker and not a defender after footage emerged of the Man City star being nutmegged TWICE.

Haaland, 22, has been a ruthless assassin in front of goal following his £52million move from Borussia Dortmund.

Erling Haaland was nutmegged TWICE in a Man City warm-up
Haaland should probably stick to attacking and abandon any defensive instincts

The Norway international has 22 goals in just 16 outings under Pep Guardiola.

But the City boss should probably avoid relying on Haaland to perform his defensive duties.

That’s after footage was unearthed from last month showing the striker being embarrassed in a warm-up with teammates.

The clip, taken before City’s 2-1 win over Borussia Dortmund at the Etihad, shows Haaland and pals engaged in a passing exercise.

Seemingly the odd man out, Haaland can be seen attempting to win the ball as teammates quickly pass it around a circle.

But the hitman had little joy as he was nutmegged by chief assister Kevin De Bruyne.

Things then got worse as fellow magician Bernardo Silva poked the ball between Haaland’s legs.

And fans couldn’t resist poking fun after seeing the star isn’t quit as invincible as he appears to.


One declared: “They bulled him.”

Another wrote: “He needs a software update.”

One laughed: “He did say in an interview he doesn’t know how to defend.”

Another added: “And yet they gave him a defending upgrade on Fifa.”

Haaland had the final say that night though, scoring an 84th minute winner to sink former side Dortmund.


But his return to Germany yesterday did not go to plan.

Haaland mustered just 13 touches and registered no shots as he was hauled off at half-time in the 0-0 draw.

The Dortmund fan favourite also cut open his elbow and even picked up a knock to his foot.

Speaking afterwards, boss Guardiola revealed Haaland had been struggling with flu too.

He said: “[There were] three things. I saw him so tired. Second one, he had a little bit of influenza in his body. Like Joao [Cancelo] – Joao had a fever.

“Then the third, he had a knock in his foot. That’s why he was not able to play the second half.

“I spoke with [the medical staff] at half-time and they were a little bit concerned, but I saw him walking more or less normally. We will see.”

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