Kevin De Bruyne has fans asking who needs Haaland with stunning free kick

Kevin De Bruyne donned his goalscoring boots in Manchester City's Premier League clash against Leicester to leave fans asking 'who needs Erling Haaland'.

The Norwegian superstar was left out of the squad by Pep Guardiola following a knock and an illness, with Julian Alvarez tasked with leading the line.

However, it was De Bruyne to steal the headlines with his third league goal of the season as he guided an inch-perfect free-kick past Danny Ward in the only goal of the game.

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One fan said in response: "WHO NEEDS HAALAND."

With a second adding: "NO HAALAND? NO PROBLEM."

A third then wrote: "The best midfielder the premier league has ever seen."

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With a fourth agreeing: "Some player, the quality he brings season after season is unreal."

Former Borussia Dortmund star Haaland has hit the ground running in England, scoring 22 goals across his first 16 appearances, 17 in 11 in the Premier League.

Guardiola hinted in the build up to the fixture that Haaland was likely to feature, but didn't included him in the squad on Saturday.

He said: "Yeah [the reason he was subbed off against Dortmund is why he is missing]. He has recovered from the fever, from the tiredness, but not from the ligament."

City were looking to go a point clear at the top of the table with a win at the King Power, having gone into the fixture two points behind Arsenal.

It remains to be seen when Haaland will return to action, with the Champions League visit of Sevilla in midweek before they welcome Fulham.


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