‘He’s like a magnet’ – Erling Haaland ‘can still get better’ as Manchester City star is tipped to break Premier League scoring record after adding Sevilla brace to already-impressive goal tally

    Kevin De Bruyne has struck fear into the hearts of clubs around the world by suggesting that Erling Haaland can still do better at Manchester City.

    The 22-year-old has got off to a mesmeric start to life under Pep Guardiola, scoring 12 goals in just eight appearances for the Premier League champions.

    Haaland has been simply unstoppable since moving to Man City this summer

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    Haaland has been simply unstoppable since moving to Man City this summer

    Haaland bagged another brace for Guardiola’s side as they secured a 4-0 win over Sevilla

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    Haaland bagged another brace for Guardiola’s side as they secured a 4-0 win over Sevilla

    After getting his domestic form up and running in the last couple of weeks, Haaland opened his Champions League account for his new employers with an impressive brace in their 4-0 victory over Sevilla on Tuesday night.

    One man who is clearly benefiting from playing alongside the ruthless attacker is De Bruyne, who teed Haaland up for his opener against the Spanish side, and speaking after the game, the City midfielder suggested that there’s still plenty of ways in which the attacker can take his game to a new level.

    Asked if him assisting Haaland is now going to be a regular thing, De Bruyne told BT Sport: “I don’t know.

    “I try to do my job, make the right movements and try to create as many chances as I can.

    “I know that one way or another Erling is going to be there and at the moment he’s scoring the goals to help us win games and it’s pretty good, I think, for him it’s a perfect start.

    “The way that he adapted to us is really good but obviously outside of goalscoring there’s still another part to the game and that part is maybe more tough to adapt to, but it makes it more exciting that if he can adjust to the way that we play then the level is going to go up in what we demand from him.

    De Bruyne set Haaland up for his opener in Seville, but insists that the striker can still improve

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    De Bruyne set Haaland up for his opener in Seville, but insists that the striker can still improve

    “But if you score that much then you can get away with a little bit more!

    “He knows and we know that we can still do better and that’s a positive.”

    Jason Cundy was discussing the impact of Haaland on The Sports Bar and predicted that the world could be the striker’s oyster.

    Asked if he’ll break every scoring record in the Premier League, Cundy said: “He’s got every chance.

    “The only thing that I can think of as a reason why he won’t is if he picks up injuries. Against Sevilla, they pulled him off after 70 minutes and they can do that because he’s scored two goals.

    Haaland has already netted 12 times for City after making just eight appearances for the club so far

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    Haaland has already netted 12 times for City after making just eight appearances for the club so far

    “He scored two hat-tricks before the weekend – he’s notching up goals like teams notch up corners, isn’t he?

    “He’s like a magnet. He always finds himself in space, they say that good players always find themselves in space and he finds himself in acres.”

    Cundy added: “There isn’t a weakness for City because he’s given them a genuine powerful presence over the top which they’ve never really had under Pep.

    “They’ve had threats with pace, but not with power. They had Raheem Sterling getting in-behind, but now they’ve got the pace and the power.”

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