Chris Sutton makes Erling Haaland claim after Man City’s FA Cup final win over Man Utd

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Chris Sutton has been discussing Erling Haaland’s influence after Manchester City on the FA Cup on Saturday.

Chris Sutton has been raving about Erling Haaland’s influence at Manchester City after Saturday’s FA Cup final.

City took another big step towards the treble on Saturday thanks to two stunners from Ilkay Gundogan at Wembley Stadium. Bruno Fernandes scored for Manchester United between the two goals to make things a little trickier, but City were deserved winners as they moved to within one game of the treble.

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Pep Guardiola’s men restricted United to few clear-cut opportunities and relied on Gundogan’s magic to pull them through.

Haaland did not get on the scoresheet, but he was still involved in plenty of attacks, and BBC pundit Sutton believes the Norwegian’s influence goes well beyond goals.

“Haaland coming in has enhanced this team, he has made this team much stronger,” said the former striker. “Mahrez didn’t get a game, Foden came on, even Alvarez didn’t play and this team has strength and depth. They have that belief. This is a side that we will look back at as one of the greatest ever teams. The debate will be which is the best Treble winning team?”

Haaland set the Premier League goals-scoring record in the Premier League this season, but as Sutton details, the Norwegian is heavily involved in City’s build-up play even when he is not on the scoresheet.

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Sutton also had some special praise for United goalscorer Fernandes, adding: “If you’re a United player you know you have been outclassed and it is a pretty honourable thing to do to go congratulate the City side, so fair play to Bruno Fernandes for that.”

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