MANCHESTER Metropolis are desperate for Erling Haaland’s signature – but it was the linesman who acquired it at the Etihad.
While Haaland himself fluffed his lines as Guy Town conquer Borussia Dortmund 2-1 in the first leg of their Champions League tie, he was pleased to write just one for the assistant ref in a weird moment caught on digicam.
On the incident in the tunnel at the Etihad, Tv pundit Possess Hargreaves advised BT Activity: “You can’t do that. It just doesn’t look right.”
Former Metropolis title winner Joleon Lescott added: “There is a under no circumstances a ideal time for that to take place.
“It won’t look appropriate, it doesn’t bode properly for the officers and the set-up – it’s a childish issue to see.”
Guy Town manager Pep Guardiola was similarly bemused saying: “I’ve by no means witnessed it in advance of but it took place.”
Following the complete-time whistle blew Haaland – who grew up a Man Town admirer – could be observing acquiring a welcoming chat with Phil Foden.
Speculation proceeds to mount that Town will make a bid for the in-desire Norwegian this summer months, although Guardiola reported they are unlikely to be in a position to find the money for him.
The hosts received the game with a 90th-moment purpose from Foden following Kevin de Bruyne opened the scoring and Marco Reus scored an equaliser.
The outstanding Jude Bellingham, 17, controversially experienced a purpose dominated out soon after he was judged to have fouled Town keeper Ederson.
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Guardiola suggests they will vacation to Germany intent on profitable the 2nd leg.
Guardiola said: “It’s better to gain than attract. We are heading there to gain the video game.
“In the first fifty percent we have been not clever with the ball.
“The second fifty percent was a lot improved, we had two or three clear prospects to score the next and third but it failed to transpire. Right after we concede 1-1 we scored the remaining purpose.