sport news Demolition derby shows how Manchester City have left rivals ... trends now

sport news Demolition derby shows how Manchester City have left rivals ... trends now
sport news Demolition derby shows how Manchester City have left rivals Manchester United ... trends now

sport news Demolition derby shows how Manchester City have left rivals Manchester United ... trends now

CHRIS WHEELER: Man United thought they had Erling Haaland signed and sealed and they missed out on Jude Bellingham in similar circumstances… they no longer wield the same pulling power and find themselves with three Real Madrid cast-offs Erling Haaland set for unparalleled career should he keep up his scoring rate The signing of Haaland is the latest example of City staying ahead of United  City are tweaking their winning team whereas United are gambling on big names

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Goals, hat-tricks, assists — Erling Haaland’s numbers are going north at an extraordinary rate at the start of what promises to be an unparalleled career with Manchester City.

Just about the only figure that won’t change is the £51million City agreed to pay Borussia Dortmund to sign the striker in the summer. Triggering Haaland’s buy-out clause at Dortmund was good business for City, and looks even better after Sunday’s demolition derby at the Etihad.

In December 2019, Manchester United believed they had Haaland signed and sealed. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer thought a deal was in the bag after flying to Austria to speak to Haaland, his former Molde striker who was then at Red Bull Salzburg.

Erling Haaland netted a hat trick against Manchester United in the derby

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