Haaland arrived in Manchester earlier this summer from Borussia Dortmund for £51m.
Despite his superb record in Germany, there were doubts over Haaland’s ability to do it in the Premier League and also about if he would fit into Pep Guardiola’s system.
However, four games into the campaign and it is fair to say those doubts have been firmly put to bed.
The Norwegian scored twice on his Premier League debut vs West Ham, netted once vs Bournemouth and, just this past weekend, scored his first-ever hat-trick for Man City as the Citizens came from 2-0 down to win 4-2 and maintain their unbeaten start to the campaign.
Now, with everyone in England getting a good look at what Haaland can do, it appears plans are already being devised to try and stop him.
As per the Telegraph: “According to one rival manager, Erling Haaland is ‘like an alien ... stronger, taller, faster than anything we have seen before’.”
It is added: “Pep Guardiola has already fallen in love with him but it is the reaction across the other 19 dugouts, where managers have been calling each other to sound out ways to stop him, that is just as telling. But having a plan to deal with Haaland is one thing. Actually doing it is another.”
Manchester City’s next outing is against Nottingham Forest on Wednesday, but with two games in one week, perhaps Guardiola well rest Haaland for one of them.