Paul Scholes compares Erling Haaland to Manchester United legend Ruud van Nistelrooy

Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has compared Manchester City striker Erling Haaland to former United teammate Ruud van Nistelrooy.

The former United midfielder believes Haaland has similar playing style with Nistelrooy as both are ruthless finishers.

Speaking to Premier League Productions, Paul Scholes said: “Erling Haaland is such a confident young player. He reminds me so much of Ruud van Nistelrooy, such a ruthless finisher.

“When he gets through, you feel he’s going to score and you feel he’s not going to give the goalkeeper a chance. Even looking at his penalty, he was so certain about it, just a step up and bang into that bottom corner.

“It was a great debut for him, I thought it might take a bit of time but I was slightly wrong again, but this lad has got real quality, his goal-scoring, his movement. Imagine playing behind him!”

The 22-year-old began the season in a scintillating manner as he scored a brace on his Premier League debut against West Ham United last weekend.