Guardiola claims Erling Haaland is ready to explode ahead of the FA Cup and Champions League finals
Pep Guardiola is convinced Erling Haaland is saving his goals for Manchester City's big finals after a relative lean spell for the new Footballer of the Year.
Only one of Haaland's 52 goals has been scored in the six games he's played since May 3 - no means disastrous but surprising given the Norwegian had previously hit 51 in 45.
Rather than be concerned about his striker, Guardiola thinks the mini-dry run could be bad news for Manchester United in next Saturday's FA Cup final and the Champions League showdown with Inter Milan the following weekend.
'I am not going to doubt the scoring machine Erling,' insisted the City boss.
'Maybe he's waiting for the right moment. He is ready to score.
'He doesn't feel pressure. When he hears disrespect, he laughs.