Norway boss gives assuring update over Haaland’s injury scare

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Norway boss Stale Solbakken has said there’s no course for alarm for Manchester City over Erling Haaland’s injury scare.

The City hitman sustained an injury in Norway’s friendly game against Faroe Island on Thursday but ended up playing full-time as it seemed not too serious.

However, Man City may be concerned as some major players have already sustained injuries during the international break such as John Stones, Mateo Kovacic, Rodri and Ederson, with City having Liverpool to face immediately after the international break.

After the 2-0 win, Solbakken said: “There isn’t (a problem with City). Never in my time with the national team have I received a request from Pep Guardiola that he wanted us to do this or that. Erling is very keen to play in the national team.

“Before international matches we are worried that Erling will not play, and after the matches we are worried that he has played. It’s not good, but City has never said anything to us.

“There is no drama in it. In relation to the match programme, he felt that 45 minutes was the best. We actually agreed on that.”