Manchester City forward, Erling Haaland has affirmed that he has put his mind off Manchester United defender, Lisandro Martinez as his side prepares to welcome the Red Devils at Etihad Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
Before now Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola had said that he can not write the Man United center-back because of his height but he will find a way to deal with his strong defensive prowess.
Haaland stands at 6ft4in, seven inches taller than Martinez. Both players will come up against each other at the Etihad, with City looking to keep pace with early leaders, Arsenal.
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Haaland, speaking to Sky Sports, insisted he is concentrating on himself.
He said: “I haven’t thought too much about this, although I’ve thought about it now you’ve said it. But I think if we play our game properly, it doesn’t matter who stands in the defense or which team it is.
“I try to focus mostly on myself. Of course, if there’s something in the analysis or the coach tells me something [I will do it], but I mostly focus on myself.”