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cristiano ronaldo jersey 22/23 Erling Haaland\'s start to life at Manchester City has been nothing short of spectacular with 11 Premier League goals from seven games so far.The Norwegi

Erling Haaland's start to life at Manchester City has been nothing short of spectacular with 11 Premier League goals from seven games so far.

The Norwegian looks set to dominate the Golden Boot race in the coming months with his self confident and gritty demeanour allowing him to shake of any potential adaptation nerves.

This weekend sees his first appearance in a Manchester derby as City host Manchester United at the Etihad and the 22-year-old will have a mixed memory of watching derby games as child.

Haaland's father, Alfie Inge, was infamously ronaldo jersey halloween costume targeted by Roy Keane's horror challenge in their 2001 derby clash, with his son offered the chance of revenge, if he can fire City to glory.

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Why Erling Haaland hates Mancheste ronaldo jersey kids portugal r United

As the son of a former Man City player, Haaland has inevitably embraced a k ronaldo man city shirt ey part of supporting the Citizens: hating Manchester United. 

At his unveiling over the summer, the Norwegian striker revealed the Red Devils were the team he was looking forward to playing against the most and didn't hide his disdain for them.

"I don't want to say the words, but…Manchester United," Haaland said. 

Due to his father's background playing for City, Haaland grew up supporting the club and learning which side to hate. 

“I was born in England. I have been a City fan my whole life. I know a lot about the club," Haaland said. 

He also knows about the infamous tackle his father was subjected to during a Manchester derby and will be hoping to avenge him with some goals. 

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Who is Erling Haaland's father Alfie Haaland?

While he's quickly been overshadowed by his son, Alfie Haaland was a talented player in his own right. 

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The youth ronaldo shirt now 49-year-old played over 150 games in the Premier League for Nottingham Forest, Leeds United and Manchester City in the lat ronaldo jersey girls e 1990s and early 2000s. 

He was often deployed at right-back or in midfield before retiring after his stint with City in 2003 due to injuries.

The Norwegian international briefly came out of retirement in 2011 to play in his homeland. 

Roy Keane tackle on Alfie Haaland

During a Manchester derby in April 2001, Alfie Haaland was on the receiving end of an infamous tackle from Roy Keane.

The two ronaldo real madrid jersey xl players had previous history after Keane injured his ACL during a match four years earlier with Haaland getting in the Red cristiano ronaldo shirt number manchester united juventus ronaldo strip Devil's face at the time. 

Keane subsequently admitted he was out for revenge when they met again in 2001 and was sent off for a shocking challenge on Haaland that saw him collect the Norwegian high on the right leg. 

Haaland was already struggling with injuries at the time and struggled to return to full fitness in the aftermath. 

After Keane suggested the tackle was pre-meditated in his autobiography, Haaland and Man City threatened legal action but medical advice ultimately saw them drop any possible case. 

"It's funny, since 1997 he's never once looked me in the eye," Haaland said of Keane's tackle after the match.

"There are always hard fouls in a game like this, but that was well over the top. I'm only glad my leg was off the ground, otherwise he would have done me a lot of damag ronaldo juventus kit sales e.

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"I must upgrade my insurance the next time we play Manchester United." 

Watch Roy Keane's tackle on Alfie Haaland in the Manchester derby below: 

Erling Haaland Premier League goals

After just seven matches, Erling Haaland already nearly has more Premier League goals than his father.

Alfie Haaland admittedly wasn't a forward but did chip in with a decent 18 goals across his seven seasons in the Premier League. 

His son Erling looms as one of the best goal scorers of his generation and hasn't wasted anytime finding the back of the net in England. 

Ahead of the Manchester derby, Haaland has scored 11 goals from just seven Premier League appearances. 

Set to play the Red Devils for the first time, City's star forward will be desperate to get manchester united ronaldo shirt on the score sheet again and in the process get a bit of revenge for his father.