Former Oasis frontman and Manchester City superfan Liam Gallagher has taken aim at Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher after the Sky Sports pundits heaped praise on Erling Haaland. Who would have thought that Liam would be that kind of guy?
Erling Haaland has made a seismic impact since arriving at the Etihad in a £51million deal from Borussia Dortmund and he continued his electric start to life in the Premier League by bagging a hat-trick in City’s 6-3 win over Manchester United on Sunday.
The 22-year-old’s latest treble means he has now plundered 17 goals in just 11 games for Pep Guardiola’s side. And the irrepressible forward’s latest display left both Neville and Carragher purring on Monday night.
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Speaking on Sky Sports, Neville said: “He’s one of those players that I would say if you get an opportunity as a football fan to get a ticket in the ground where he’s playing. Go and watch him. You could go watch Ronaldo go and watch Messi go watch something that’s just completely you know, it’s like a one-off type opportunity to watch a player and that’s what Erling Haaland is. He is exceptional.”
Carragher added: “It feels like anything is possible with Haaland. It is a derby and there aren’t many hat-tricks in this fixture. It felt like a signing for the PL, he is everyone’s signing, not just City. We normally develop world class players, they don’t arrive here. We’ve got one now.”
But Gallagher, a renowned City fan and even more of a troll was less than enthused by the pair’s adulation for Haaland – and he hit back on social media by branding the duo ‘Bert and Ernie’; characters from the children’s show Sesame Street.
He tweeted: “Man City have signed Erling Haaland, he’s ours not the Premier League’s. So what’s all this ‘WE’ snizzle coming out of Bert and Ernie’s traps on Monday Night Football. Bumbaclarts.”