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Man City boss Guardiola: Why Haaland not in Messi class

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola says Erling Haaland is not yet on the level of Lionel Messi.

Haaland has now scored three consecutive hat-tricks at home in the Premier League for the Citizens.

His latest triple came in a 6-3 home thrashing of bitter rivals Manchester United, where Phil Foden also scored three goals.

Asked about Haaland and Messi, Guardiola said post-game: “The difference is, maybe that Erling needs all his mates to do it.

“It is unbelievable.

“[But] Messi had the ability himself to do it."



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