'He's not been in great form': Chris Sutton says Man City really have a player who's been 'rusty all season'
Source: Manchestercity

Chris Sutton says Erling Haaland has "looked rusty" throughout the 2023/2024 season.

Interestingly, Simon Jordan claimed that it is "ridiculous" to even question the Norwegian international in any way, shape or form, considering he is the Premier League's top goalscorer with 17 goals this campaign.

Everton defender Vitaliy Mykolenko also believes the 23-year-old is the best player in the Premier League.

Chris Sutton says Erling Haaland has "looked rusty all season" However, it seems like when a player is of the calibre of Haaland, questions are automatically asked of him every time they have a poor game.

Perhaps the criticism has been amped up in recent times due to the treble-winner failing to score against Chelsea, despite accumulating an xG (Expected Goals) of 1.71.

Chris Sutton believes Erling Haaland has not looked at his brilliant best for Manchester City since the start of the season.


After the Leeds-born striker's winner in City's 1-0 win against Brentford, Pep Guardiola advised many to refrain from criticising him because he "will shut your mouth."

Absurd to make such a claim about Erling Haaland If there was no proof of Erling Haaland being a victim of his own lofty standards, such a claim from Chris Sutton proves he well and truly is.

No other striker, potentially even in the world would be referred to as "rusty" for having scored 22 goals in 25 starts in the Premier League and Champions League combined.

Sure, Haaland's finishing has not always been as lethal as last season but he has also had plenty of games where he has been as sharp as ever.

For instance, the former Borussia Dortmund marksman scored two goals from the two shots that he took against Everton and against Fulham, he scored a hat-trick out of the four attempts he had on goal, as per Sofascore.

All Erling Haaland can do is go on a goalscoring run until the end of the season to silence his critics.