On the day he returned to Manchester City training, fans dubbed striker Erling Haaland “Barbie” because of his bright red appearance.
The Norwegian striker was overjoyed when he arrived to the training site wearing a bright jumpsuit with neat braids on both sides. The former Dortmund player also had a bottle of fresh milk in his hand.
And this instantly piqued the interest of Man City fans. The reaction to Haaland’s new appearance has been divided.
One commenter said, “I think his girlfriend helped him with all the hairstyles.” Another person referred to Haaland as “Barbie” because he perceived him as a doll-like character.
“Milk gives him strength,” a third person said after seeing the striker born in 2000 drink fresh milk.
Last season, Haaland set a Premier League record with 36 goals in 35 games. The Norwegian striker also shone in Europe, scoring 12 goals in the Champions League and contributing significantly to Man City’s historic treble.
After losing to Atletico, Manchester City ended their summer tour in Asia. Also on this tour, coach Pep Guardiola stated that Erling Haaland will be a scarier version of himself next season than he was last season.
However, the Man City coach remains concerned about Haaland’s ability to assimilate.
Specifically, a Norwegian reporter on whether Haaland was able to properly integrate with the team’s style of play that Pep established. The Spanish tactician was so enraged that he had to curse in front of the journalists.
Man City and Arsenal will square off in the English Super Cup on August 6. This is the first title that both are aiming for in the new season.