Erling Haaland throws first punch to Manchester United in new rivalry

‘I don’t like to say the words!’: Erling Haaland throws first punch to Manchester United by revealing he can’t wait to face them in a Man City shirt… but delights fans by refusing to repeat their rival’s name!

  • Erling Haaland was speaking at Manchester City’s player unveiling today
  • He was asked who he is most looking forward to playing in a City shirt
  • Fans rejoiced as he answered with local rivals Manchester United 
  • Julian Alvarez, Stefan Ortega Moreno were also at the presentation

Erling Haaland has revealed the team he is most looking forward to playing against as a Manchester City player is Manchester United.

Speaking at City’s player unveiling earlier today, Haaland was asked questions, including one from Twitter about the team he has his eye on the most after his £51million move. 

‘Which team are you most looking forward to playing against?’ asked presenter Danny Jackson, as fans goaded the Norwegian for his response.

Haaland paused, before revealing City’s local rivals as his answer.

Erling Haaland was unveiled as a Manchester City players earlier today in front of fans

Haaland was greeted by a loud reception and cheers from the supporters in attendance

The forward was the star of the show on a day where City’s new signings were present

‘I have to say, I don’t like to say the words, but Manchester United, yeah,’ he said.

The response was greeted by cheers from the crowd and a loud ‘Yes!’ from the host.

Chants of ‘City, City, City!’ rounded up the reaction.

The unveiling saw the Champions introduce summer signings Kalvin Phillips, Julian Alvarez, Stefan Ortega Moreno and Haaland to their fans.

Phillips did not appear on stage however due to illness. 

Haland, Julian Alvarez and Stefan Ortega Moreno all appeared on the City stage

The players threw signed footballs into the crowd at the end of the afternoon’s presentation

Supporters gathered around the stage at the Etihad Stadium West Reception with the event hosted by presenters Jackson and Natalie Pike, with special guests and pundits in attendance to provide insight into City’s signings.

The players were introduced to the stage one by one from 2pm, each giving a short interview.

All signings then rejoined the stage to hand out signed footballs to the crowd. 

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