Erling Haaland ‘bullies’ Man City coach – and even puts him in a chokehold

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    If there's one footballer you probably don't want to come up against in a fight at the moment, Manchester City forward Erling Haaland would probably be amongst the names at the top of the list.

    The Norwegian star got his 23/24 season underway in superb fashion last week, netting two goals as Man City opened their Premier League title defence with a routine 3-0 win over Vincent Kompany's Burnley.

    Haaland's first goal saw him show of some superb predatory instincts, getting onto the end of a Rodri header to finish with ease past James Trafford. And his second was even more impressive, with the Man City forward's curling strike crashing off the underside of the cross bar and into the back of the net.

    While Pep Guardiola's side have a big game against Newcastle United on Saturday night at the Etihad, they have the chance to lift the UEFA Super Cup by beating Sevilla out in Greece.

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    And it seems Haaland is in good, albeit aggressive spirits as Man City look to win the trophy. Prior to kick-off against the Europa League winners, Haaland was pictured in training jokingly getting one of his own coaches into a headlock.

    Running over to Simon Bitcon, Haaland proceeded to get the Man City coach in a chokehold before attempting some light hearted mock sparring against each other. One fan on social media jokingly called Haaland a "bully", while another said he was preparing for a "career in MMA" after football.

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    Thankfully, there was no bad blood between the pair, with the two spotted laughing after Haaland had gotten Bitcon into a chokehold. That said, it's not as though Bitcon could really have done much to the 6ft4in forward.

    The 2022/23 season saw Haaland produce an historic season for Man City, with the Norwegian bagging 36 goals in 35 Premier League games.

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    Given how he has started this season against Burnley, it would seem foolish to think he won't come close to at least matching those numbers, or even surpass them entirely.

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