Jamie Carragher expressed some frustration at the likely negative online response to Erling Haaland’s debut performance for Manchester City in the Community Shield.
The former Liverpool defender suggested on Twitter that rivals and neutrals would mock the Norwegian in a similar manner to how Darwin Nunez was treated after clips emerged of the Uruguayan in training and pre-season.
— Jamie Carragher (@Carra23) July 30, 2022
Jurgen Klopp spoke after the game about the ridiculous nature of first impressions in the sport, which Nunez was fortunate to overcome with a stunning outing against the incumbent league champions.
Sadly, Haaland won’t be so lucky after making Pep Guardiola’s starting-XI at the King Power Stadium, though the reality remains that the former Borussia Dortmund star is likely to be a tremendous success in the blue half of Manchester.
We’ll be particularly fascinated to see how the potential scoring rivalry between the two major attacking signings of the season pans out.