Just arrived, already crowned. Erling Haaland, who joined Manchester City last summer, was crowned Premier League Player of the Year after winning the Premier League title with his club.
Chosen by the 20 captains of the English elite teams, the public and a jury of specialists, the 22-year-old Norwegian had already been elected player of the year on May 12 by the Football Writers’ Association, which brings together English journalists, with 82% of the vote.
Haaland crushed the record of 34 goals held by Andy Cole (Newcastle) and Alan Shearer (Blackburn) since the 1990s. Sunday in Brentford.
The raid is not over
This performance, sprinkled with eight assists, did not prevent some criticism of his low participation in the game of Cityzens…
These (rare) contrary opinions will end up being forgotten if Haaland adds the FA Cup and especially the Champions League to his exceptional 2022-2023 season, respectively against Manchester United on June 3 and against Inter Milan on June 10.