‘It is remarkable’ – Pep Guardiola hails Manchester City star after performance against Southampton

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Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has hailed Erling Haaland after his performance in the 4-1 victory over Southampton on Saturday.

Haaland has now scored 30 Premier League goals this season and 44 in all competitions after scoring a brace in the win against Southampton.

“Erling knows the other two guys dominated in two decades – not just one or two years, two decades, scoring and winning titles and doing absolutely everything,” Guardiola said.

“I think football is a better place mainly thanks to Cristiano and Messi. For our business, the attraction of these two guys competing helped us.

“Erling is just 22-23 years old, arriving in the toughest league in the world – I can talk because I’ve been in other leagues – and doing it is remarkable.”