By Alex McLeish
Erling Haaland will not suffer the same injuries he suffered at Borussia Dortmund now he is at Man City.
That’s according to former Rangers and Scotland boss Alex McLeish, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the striker’s recent form.
The 22-year-old has already scored 15 top-flight goals this season and is on course to find the net 66 times this term, according to the BBC’s Mike Minay.
Sources told Football Insider last week (29 September) that Man City are planning his playing and training schedule to precision to prevent any injury issues.
Haaland suffered several injury problems during his time at Dortmund, limiting him to 89 appearances over two and a half years.
However, McLeish is certain those problems will not occur at his new club.
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“I was surprised to see him play the other night [v Copenhagen], that’s a game he probably didn’t need to play,” McLeish told Football Insider’s Ben Wild.
“Guardiola obviously has the confidence to let him play all of these games without worrying about him getting injured.
“He proved him right as well, scoring twice and then going off. That’s the way to manage him. It leaves him fresh for the weekend.
“There are so many games coming up this month and we know about the injury troubles he had at Dortmund but City are at another level in terms of their fitness coaching and their handling of players.
“I have no doubt he will be fine to play pretty much every game this season.”
Haaland’s latest goal came against Southampton in a 4-0 win on Saturday (8 October).
City are next in action against Copenhagen on Tuesday (11 October).
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By Alex McLeish