‘Stupid.. like a Sunday League player’ – Man Utd legend Rio Ferdinand has his say on red-hot City new-boy Erling Haaland


RIO FERDINAND shared his take on Erling Haaland‘s outrageous early season form.Haaland, 22, has already hit 20 goals this season and has accompanied this with a trio of Premier League hat-tricks.

The Norwegian had his doubters before travelling to England, with some believing the tougher English top flight would not make Haaland as big a success story as he has been overseas.

However, RIO who was one such doubter, has admitted Haaland’s exploits have been “stupid.”

Speaking on BT Sport, the Manchester United legend said: “No one knew what he would do.

“I am a big enough man to admit this guy is doing different bits now, it’s unheard of. It’s stupid really.”

“It is like a Sunday League player overage, he is doing it in the PL. People said he was only doing it in Germany.

“I was only concerned about one thing (coming here) and that was can score the type of goals (for City).

“When you look at his showreel a lot of his goals were running onto things, on the break and in transitions.

“At City they have possession all the time, teams are sat back. So it’s about finding the gaps but his instinct and understanding of the game – he said do not question me ever again.”

Haaland became the first Manchester City player since Billy McAdams in 1957 to score in 10 consecutive games with his strike during City’s 4-0 win against Southampton.

And his 20th goal of the season left footie fans with one thought.

Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker said: “The Erling Haaland slump is over as he scores Man City’s 4th.”

One user said: “Haaland is in a major slump it took him 65 minutes to score today.”

“Took Haaland 65 minutes to score today. That’s a slump for him tbh,” said a second.

In a SunSport exclusive, the incredible diet of the goal glutton has been revealed.

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