Erling Haaland left out AGAIN for Manchester City as Pep Guardiola starts his striker in form on the bench against Fulham following his recovery from injury
- Erling Haaland is missing from Manchester City’s starting line-up against Fulham
- The Norwegian striker will instead start the game from the reserve bench
- The 22-year-old has missed City’s last two games due to illness and injury
Manchester City striker Erling Haaland has again been left out of the starting lineup for their Premier League game against Fulham.
The Norwegian, who has already scored 22 goals in all competitions this season, will instead sit on the bench for the game after missing the two games through injury.
Striker Erling Haaland is against Fulham . left out of Manchester City’s starting lineup
The Norwegian striker has missed City’s last two games due to injuries and illness
The 22-year-old struggled with a flu attack, as well as a foot problem, which forced him to miss City’s 1-0 win over Leicester City and 3-1 over Sevilla.
Haaland has returned to the squad after returning to training this week, but boss Pep Guardiola has chosen not to put his star player back in the starting lineup right away.
Julian Alvarez, who has replaced Haaland in the last two games, will keep his place in the team after his outstanding performance in the Champions League mid-week.
City boss Pep Guardiola has chosen not to immediately put Haaland back in the line-up
The Argentine has scored five goals in 17 appearances for City so far this season, including a goal and two assists in their 3-1 win over Sevilla to complete the Champions League group stage.
Earlier this week, Guardiola also confirmed that Haaland was feeling much better when he returned to training.
“He’s much better. We decide today [if he can play against Fulham]said the Spaniard.
“It’s a good move, he’s starting to train, and we’ve got training this afternoon and we’ll see.”
When asked what factors will be taken into account, Guardiola added: “Himself, his opinion, the doctor’s opinion. We’ll see after training whether it’s 90 minutes or less.’