Inside the weird world of Erling Haaland: Hannah Montana, farts and hearts
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Erling Haaland's former roommate has revealed the striker's guilty TV pleasure, giving fans another glimpse into the weird world of the Manchester City star.
Haaland has proven to be a phenomenon in his first season at City, scoring a remarkable 51 goals in 47 matches in all competitions.
The 22-year-old is such a hit that City matches often turn into the 'Haaland-show', with Norwegian journalists regularly at matches to provide Haaland-centric coverage in his homeland.
But while it's easy to quantify Haaland's existence on the pitch - he's a goal machine - less is known about his life away from the cameras.
Haaland is notoriously private - since he was spotted shopping for groceries during his early weeks in Manchester, he has kept a relatively low profile.
However, through interviews and anecdotes, supporters have been able to piece together small details to form a larger picture of Haaland's private life.
The latest glimpse into Haaland's world has come from Norwegian footballer Magnus Lundal, who shared a room with the City man when playing for Norway's under-15 side in 2015.
Speaking to Norwegian outlet TV2, Lundal revealed that Haaland had a guilty pleasure for Disney shows.
"He watched Hannah Montana without feeling embarrassed at all and laughed heartily at it," he said.
"Erling is a delightful person, and it was incredibly fun to live with him."
Mee 🗣️ "Little pinches here and there between me and him." 😅— Football Daily (@footballdaily) April 17, 2023
Carra 🗣️ "You or him?"
Mee 🗣️ "More him to be fair." 🤣
Ben Mee shares his experience defending against Erling Haaland pic.twitter.com/i5c9UESIwk
So, what else do we know about the weird and wonderful world of Erling Haaland?
He's clearly very good at scoring goals, but he specialises in the dark arts as well.
A recent viral video appeared to show Haaland farting while stood next to Leon Goretzka during City's 1-1 draw with Bayern Munich.
Whether Haaland was trying to put off his opponents or just had a dodgy stomach, that's up for debate.
What Brentford defender Ben Mee confirmed is that Haaland pinches opposition defenders.
"He is a powerful lad and we have had a little bit of a jostle," Mee said on Monday Night Football.
"Little pinches here and there between me and him. More from him to be fair, but I don't mind that, I quite like that."
🗣️ "I will go home now, play some video games, eat something and then sleep."— Football Daily (@footballdaily) May 4, 2023
Erling Haaland is living the dream 😅🎮 pic.twitter.com/fiCD6rVnrx
In his downtime, Haaland likes to play video games - although he's too embarrassed to admit what they are exactly.
"I cannot say, it's too embarrassing," Haaland told Sky Sports earlier this month when asked what he likes to play. Tractor Simulator, anyone?
Then there's his diet. In the documentary Haaland: The Decision, Haaand admitted that he eats cow hearts and liver as part of his 6,000-calorie-a-day diet.
The 22-year-old is superstitious too - he eats his father's lasagne before every home match, a routine he started after he scored hat-tricks in consecutive home outings back in August.
Pasta is clearly a big part of Haaland's life.
According to The Athletic's Sam Lee, while his teammates go out for a drink or to party, Haaland enjoyed going out for late-night pasta.
Several Manchester restaurants stay open late so that he can dine in peace.