Real Reason I Benched Haaland In Preseason Game – Guardiola

Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola has given reasons Erling Haaland did not feature in their pre-season friendly against Club America.

The Norway striker did not come off the bench as City beat the MLS side 2-1 on Wednesday night.

Guardiola has now revealed the £51million signing has been carrying some fitness problems since arriving at the Etihad.

However, Haaland is expected to feature against Bayern Munich in their next match.

Guardiola said: “Next game, Erling will be ready. He’s had niggles and a few problems. We’ll see.

“He’s trained just two sessions and didn’t want to take risks. The season is so long.”

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