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Pep Guardiola claims Man Metropolis have fastened Erling Haaland’s harm issues

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Manchester Metropolis supervisor Pep Guardiola has recommended that Erling Haaland is over the niggling harm downside that restricted him to 71 appearances in two full seasons at Borussia Dortmund.

Haaland has emerged as one of the prolific goalscorers on the planet lately, netting an astonishing 149 occasions for membership and nation for the reason that begin of his breakout 2019/20 season.

The Norwegian scored just about a purpose per recreation for Dortmund final season (29 in 30) however he had a number of spells out of motion due to muscle accidents. In consequence, there have been some issues over how he would possibly maintain up within the extra bodily Premier League this season.

However regardless that Guardiola hinted earlier within the marketing campaign at relaxation and rotation being essential, Haaland is but to overlook a recreation for Metropolis and has scored 14 occasions in solely 10 appearances.

The Metropolis boss places that all the way down to working with Metropolis physio Mario Pafundi, who even travelled with Haaland on worldwide responsibility not too long ago to regulate issues.

“Erling struggled quite a bit in Dortmund final yr with accidents and arrived right here with small issues. He began to work with Mario and different guys and due to them and [Haaland’s] work ethic, he can play often now,” Guardiola defined forward of Sunday’s Manchester derby.

Haaland had the chance to affix Manchester United in January 2020, a transfer that might have reunited him with former Molde boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. However he selected Dortmund and that point after which didn’t even think about United as an possibility for him this previous summer season.

“On our record, I feel Metropolis is the very best workforce,” his father Alf Inge Haaland stated within the movie documenting the participant’s decision-making course of.

“[Bayern] Munich is quantity two. We have now Actual Madrid as quantity three, Paris Saint-Germain as quantity 4. We even have some English groups apart from Metropolis who’re fairly good…Liverpool and Chelsea. Additionally, there may be Barcelona. They’re form of in the identical row.”

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