Erling Haaland said it was a pleasure to play with Kevin De Bruyne after the Belgian set up four goals for him in Manchester City’s 6-2 win at Luton.

Erling Haaland Pays Tribute To Kevin De Bruyne
Erling Haaland

Haaland struck five times in a ruthless attacking display by City.


It was the second time the Norwegian had scored five times in a match for Pep Guardiola’s side after blitzing RB Leipzig last season.

However, it was the first occasion he had scored three or more goals in an away match for the Cityzens.

“Kevin De Bruyne is massive.

“He is doing what he is best at.


“It’s a pleasure playing with him,” Haaland told ITV.

“We know what we both want from each other.

“It clicks well. He is a smart player and I like to play with him,” he said.

Haaland and De Bruyne had such a good understanding last season that the Belgian ended up joking in a press conference before the Champions League final: “I prefer my wife”.


The pair have been unable to combine much this season as De Bruyne missed five months with a torn hamstring and Haaland spent two months on the sidelines with a foot problem.

Amazing Feeling

However, Haaland said he was back to full fitness and fired out a warning to City’s rivals for the title, FA Cup and Champions League as they aim to repeat last season’s historic treble triumph.


“I am getting back to my best,” he said.

“Finally, I am feeling good. It’s an amazing feeling.

“It’s coming, we’re coming. Exciting times ahead. We are ready to attack.”

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However, City have booked their place in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup and they turn their attention back to the Premier League title race as they host local rivals Manchester United on Sunday.

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