The latest Gary Neville Podcast features the Sky Sports analyst’s thoughts on Erling Haaland’s future and why he will lead Manchester City to the league title.
According to the former Manchester United player, there are limitless possibilities for Haaland in the EPL as the striker could go on to become like Cristiano Ronaldo or Arsenal’s Thierry Henry; as he will be considered one of the greatest strikers of all time and one of the greatest players in the history of the Premier League.
Neville tipped Haaland to win not just one but multiple Ballon d’Ors. He also anticipates Manchester City winning this season’s Premier League title, and they could “win it comfortably.”
“The one thing I would say is Haaland’s career at City will probably prolong his overall career, because he’s just standing there. The way Manchester City play, with that possession that they keep, you never really see him stretching teams, other than when they get one or two in front.”
“I just have to say that I’m massively impressed with him. It’s the first time we’ve signed what I believe to be one of the top two or three players in the world for the future. Ordinarily, those players go to Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid or Barcelona. Cristiano Ronaldo, when he became the best player in the world here [at Manchester United] or maybe Thierry Henry at Arsenal, they didn’t sign as prospects to be the best player in the world, they just developed to being that when they were here.
“But this player – you fully anticipate he’s going to go on and win Ballon d’Ors and be the best player in the world. That’s exciting – that’s not happened for quite a while in the Premier League.”