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Erling Haaland bullied Lisando Martinez and Jamie Carragher claims Man United players were 'terrified' of him

Nasir Jabbar

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Erling Haaland bullied Lisando Martinez and Jamie Carragher claims Man United players were 'terrified' of him

A video of Erling Haaland bullying Lisandro Martinez has emerged online, with Jamie Carragher claiming the Manchester United players were 'terrified' of the Manchester City star.

Carragher expertly broke down Haaland's sensational performance against Man United last Sunday.

He bagged a stunning hat-trick in his side's rampant 6-3 win at the Etihad.

Image: Alamy
Image: Alamy

And on Monday Night Football, Carragher hailed the 22-year-old's showing, claiming he 'terrified' the Man United players.

His highlights package includes him throwing Martinez to the ground in a savage moment.

Speaking over a clip of Haaland bullying Martinez, the Liverpool legend said: "This was after three minutes in the game.

"I’m talking about [a striker] getting into your head as a defender. Watch Martinez. I can’t see what he’s doing here is wrong. He’s tight and aggressive. The ball doesn’t come in but it’s 'get off!'. He just throws you to the floor. He’s a completely different animal in terms of physicality."

He added: "That comes from Martinez thinking 'I don’t want to get too tight because I’ve just been thrown over in the box in the first half'.

"Look at how many Manchester United players are around him. There’s five around him and two behind him. Do you remember that famous Diego Maradona picture against Belgium, where you actually see the fear in the eyes of the players when Maradona’s got the ball?"

Carragher also touched on Haaland dominating Martinez's defensive colleague Raphael Varane.

"We can’t go in on the Manchester United players but it would be really interesting to see their reactions when he’s got the ball," he continued.

"They’re absolutely terrified of him.

"We’re talking about top international players. [Raphael] Varane’s a World Cup winner."

Carragher then compared Haaland's monstrous outing to Thierry Henry, revealing his thought process when playing against the Arsenal legend.

"Haaland’s] making defenders not think 'Can I stop him playing well? Can I stop him scoring?'

"Defenders are going into games thinking: 'Don’t embarrass me'.

"That’s what I used to feel about Thierry Henry."

Haaland has now scored 14 Premier League goals in 8 league matches as he continues his blistering start at Man City.

Featured Image Credit: Sky Sports

Topics: Football, Erling Haaland, Jamie Carragher, Lisandro Martinez, Manchester City, Manchester United

Nasir Jabbar
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