Pep Guardiola: ERLING HAALAND on same level as Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola believes Manchester City striker Erling Haaland is on the same level as Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

The Norwegian international scored twice in Saturday’s 4-1 Premier League victory at Southampton.

Haaland scored on a header and remarkable bicycle kick, taking his tally to 44 goals in all competitions this season, with 30 of those coming in the Premier League.

“We have lived two incredible decades with Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi but he is on that level,” Guardiola told the BBC.

“It is not easy to pick the ball up in the sky and put it on the grass. You can’t imagine at his height he has this ability. Exceptional goal.”