Erling Haaland could be the ‘greatest ever’ Premier League player after humbling Man United during the Manchester derby, according to John Terry.
Following Erling Haaland’s havoc of Manchester United’s defense, John Terry showered the striker with adulation, saying he might turn out to be the best player in Premier League history.
Haaland scored his third hat-trick of the year, giving him three match balls from England’s top division in as few as eight games.
Michael Owen had previously reached the milestone after 48 games, therefore this player’s hat-trick of hat-tricks exceeded his record by a full 40 games.
The Norwegian has now scored an absurd 17 goals in just 10 games for Manchester City across all competitions, and he appears certain to break numerous records.
He’s only nine short of the number of goals Mohamed Salah and Son Heung-min scored last season to take top spot in the Golden Boot race.
It looks like he’ll also beat Salah’s record of 32 goals in a Premier League campaign, and Alan Shearer is already considering the chances of the former Borussia Dortmund breaking his all-time record.
Now Terry has joined the list of legends piling praise on the Terminator-Esque goalscorer by claiming he could be the best the league has ever seen.
“He could be the greatest ever in the Premier League, couldn’t he?” the former Chelsea captain said on beIN Sport.
“You’re trying to compare him with somebody, I’ve never seen a player so young have that desire to score the goals he’s scored. He is just relentless.”
Haaland was already expected to light things up when he moved to the champions in the summer, but no one could have expected it to go this well.