Manchester City defender claims he is faster than Erling Haaland

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Manchester City right-back Kyle Walker has sought to explain why he remains so fast at 32 years of age.

Walker also believes he is faster than Manchester City striker Erling Haaland.

Walker told reporters when quizzed on how he has retained his searing pace: “I’m 32 but I’m not old, I still feel great, fit, bar the injury with my groin before the World Cup.

“I’ve kept myself in good shape, I look after myself off the field. I work in the gym. I have to thank my parents and their genetics, some players start to slow down. One of the sports science lads said I hit 37.5mph, I’m not getting any slower.”

On who the faster player is between him and Haaland, Walker said: “The manager doesn’t like to do things over long areas, we both need time to get up to speed. Erling’s very quick, some strikers don’t create those chances. Some strikers use their strength. I still have to back myself.”