On Sunday, Erling Haaland was formally introduced as a Manchester City player and expressed excitement for facing off against the club's bitter rivals.
It’s time to begin now. Erling Haaland, who came in, danced to the Man City chants:
I’m sure we’re going to have a good time together! The aim is to have fun. When I have fun I score goals and win games.”
“I have many jerseys at home of [Sergio] Aguero!”
On his hairstayle:
“I like my hair in the Viking style.”
On which team his looking forward to play against:
The 21-year-old, who joined Pep Guardiola’s side from Dortmund in a £51 million move last month, admitted he didn’t like saying the name of his new arch-rivals and even refused to repeat it later.
“I don’t like to say the words, but Manchester United, yeah,”
While Kalvin Phillips was ill and was unable to attend, other recent additions Julian Alvarez and Stefan Ortega Moreno were also there. However, Haaland received all of the attention, which spread to social media.
“Man United should just give up now. Haaland is coming for you,” one fan tweeted.
Erling Haaland during the post-event press conference:
On why he chose England over La Liga: “I just had the feeling in my stomach and the feeling, the way they play, everything, I had the feeling for Man City.“
On the potential of Man City:
“It’s not only me and Phil Foden, it’s the whole squad, there’s so many good players with huge potential. City are already PL winners and there is potential. That’s a good thing. I’m really excited. I hope Kevin De Bruyne will get more assists this season.”