The Norwegian attacker was not used in the triumph against Club America in the exhibition match because it was decided not to take any chances with his fitness.
Pep Guardiola has stated that “niggles and a few problems” are keeping Erling Haaland from making his debut for Manchester City following his £51 million ($61 million) transfer from Borussia Dortmund. Haaland is still waiting on his debut for Manchester City following his transfer from Borussia Dortmund.
As they get ready for the 2022-23 Premier League season, the defending champions will not be taking any chances with the Norwegian striker’s health because of their status as league champions.
The 22-year-old forward is getting acclimated to the team slowly, and because of the injury problems that plagued him throughout the course of the previous season, he will have to wait until the friendly match against Bayern Munich in Green Bay on Saturday before possibly making his debut for his new club.
Guardiola told the press that Haaland did not play in the 2-1 victory over Club America that took place in Texas, and explained the reason why. “Next game, Erling will be ready,” Guardiola said. He’s had a couple issues and some minor complaints along the way. We’ll see. He has just had two training sessions, and he did not want to take any chances. The season lasts for such a long time.
Kalvin Phillips, an England international who plays in the midfield for Man City, joined Haaland at the club this summer, and further large sums of money were invested.
There have also been departures from Etihad Stadium, the most recent of which is the versatile Ukraine international Oleksandr Zinchenko, who is close to finalizing a £30 million ($36 million) transfer to Arsenal.
The left back cover for him is currently being sought, and Guardiola has admitted that there could be movement among links to Brighton defender Marc Cucurella.
The coach from Catalonia stated that “the club decides what they have to do, and I follow the club.” The club is the one that makes the signing decisions. We are missing a player who is incredibly crucial in the locker room with Aleks, and that player is missing. We are making an effort, but that does not guarantee that it will be successful.
“If it doesn’t work out, we have other options with Joao Cancelo,” the manager said. Nathan Ake is also an option to play that position, in addition to the young and promising Josh. We shall wait and see what the future holds. It is not possible for us to forget Josh [Wilson-Esbrand].