Erling Haaland has revealed the secret recipe to his goalscoring success … tucking into a plateful of his dad’s LASAGNE before matches.
The Norway striker served up a third consecutive home hat-trick in Manchester City’s 6-3 thrashing of derby rivals United.
Haaland has revealed that his dad’s lasagne is the secret recipe to his goalscoring successCredit: Getty
Haaland took home the match ball after his THIRD successive hat-trick at homeCredit: Instagram / @erling.haaland
Haaland, 22, took his goal tally to a mouthwatering 17 from ten games since his summer arrival from Borussia Dortmund.
His Sunday heroics were hard for United to digest, and took Haaland “pasta” yet another record.
And the Leeds-born ace said homemade Italian dinners cooked up by his dad Alfie have nourished his ambitions.
He told Norwegian broadcasters Viasat, via Spox: “My father has made lasagne for me before the last three home games.
“He must be putting something special into it!”
Ex-Nottingham Forest, Leeds and City midfielder Alfie, 49, watched on in delight as his son feasted on United’s defence.
With his goals, he became the first player in Premier League history to score a hat-trick in three consecutive Premier League home games after doing the same here against Crystal Palace and Nottingham Forest.
That is 14 in eight Premier League matches for City now.
He is 22 and he is unstoppable – as are Manchester City.
It was one-way traffic from the very first shrill of Michael Oliver’s whistle.
By half-time City had four goals, hit 15 shots, seven of which were on target, and United were battered and beaten.
Fellow hat-trick hero Phil Foden warned defenders up and down the country that his ‘scary’ team-mate is just getting started.
The England ace said: “He’s such a big talent and I am just enjoying playing with him. He is such a new player and we are all still getting used to playing with him.
“It’s scary to think what he has already done in the team, and he is not even settled yet. It is still a new partnership.”
The Red Devils’ half-baked performance meanwhile, has left boss Erik ten Hag with food for thought aplenty before Thursday’s Europa League trip to Omonia Nicosia.