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Moving to England was a big decision for Erling Haaland.
After successful stints in Norway, Austria and Germany, the 22-year-old striker felt it was time to join Manchester City and begin a journey with the club he has supported since a small child.
Ever since his move to the Etihad Stadium, more and more photos have emerged of a young Haaland sporting multiple iconic City jerseys from down the years.
Of course his father - Alfie Haaland - played for City for three seasons and built up quite the rapport with the supporter base - even to this day.
So, after some brief negotiations, it was clear City was the right move for his son, who has transformed into one of the most clinical strikers in Europe.
One thing he may not have been totally ready for, however, is the British press - and how persistent they can be.
From day one, there was a 'big' back page story in the national newspaper about Haaland's trip to M&S and what was in such a prolific athlete's trolley.
On his next trip, the striker teased the papers and informed his followers on Twitter that he had, indeed, been back to M&S to buy some Percy Pigs.
(At M&S) Bought a bag of Percy Pig (don't tell anyone)— Erling Haaland (@ErlingHaaland) July 25, 2022
"People sometimes quite surprise me for the fact that, 'Oh, Erling Haaland goes to the supermarket?!' What's the problem?," the Catalan said.
"People go to the supermarket. He can go to the supermarket, go to the cinemas, go to the theatres, or go to restaurants..."
He continued to share some more thoughts: "Yes, we're more on TV, but people go to the toilet, clean the teeth. We do these kind of things.
"Even if people don't expect it, we do it. And Erling Haaland is not an exception to that."
Moving on to discuss his own personal life in the City of Manchester, Guardiola has reinforced how comfortable and happy he feels.
"From day one, I felt comfortable. Being comfortable means many, many things. But this is the reality.
"I love this dark side of Manchester, the underground places, the bars, typical restaurants. The people, from day one, were so kind..."
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