Pep Guardiola makes Erling Haaland admission after Man City lose to Manchester United – Manchester Evening News

Erling Haaland was unable to find the scoresheet as Manchester City fell to defeat against Man Utd
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Pep Guardiola conceded Manchester City may not be getting the best out of Erling Haaland after the Norwegian failed to find the scoresheet again.
Haaland has already broken a slew of records with his extraordinary performances, becoming the first player to score 20 Premier League goals before the turn of the year – even with a break for the World Cup. The forward has not been used as much recently with Guardiola mostly resting the player for cup competitions, but his goalscoring has slowed.
City's No.9 failed to find the net at Chelsea at Stamford Bridge last week, was unable to change the game at Southampton, and went goalless again in the Manchester derby. Jack Grealish's goal looked set to have given the Blues the victory before a sucker-punch from United after a hugely controversial refereeing decision.
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City's dip in form in recent weeks has sparked debate over Haaland's position in the team and how City can get the best out of him. Guardiola admitted after defeat at Old Trafford that the service he has may have to improve if he is to start scoring more goals again.
"Maybe we have to find him a little bit more in the final third," he said. "We tried to drop him knowing [Luke] Shaw and [Raphael] Varane would follow him.
"It’s not easy to create chances, United here the last few games concede one goal in the Premier League. We scored one, we had the last pass, the last cross, the last little bit moments, I give a lot of credit to United for the quality they have and the players they have.
"We behave good, we behave like the six years we had together. We monopolise the ball, and they defend and wait for the actions, they did in the right moment. It's not easy to defend 30 or 40 metres in front with their two guys."
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