Erling and his father Alfie sat down to take him some of the senior Haaland’s best moments in a Manchester City shirt.
Haaland, who signed for Manchester City this summer from Borussia Dortmund, was born in England the summer his father moved from Leeds United to City.
Sitting down in front of the Manchester City cameras, Haaland Jr. took in some of his father’s notable moments including the goals, assists and even the odd combative challenge that the hard-working Norwegian midfielder came to be known for.
Erling Haaland and father Alfie were sat down by Manchester City to take in some old footage
With his Manchester City career becoming most infamous for his run-in with Roy Keane, his other moments have perhaps been forgotten down the years but Haaland Jr. and senior appeared to enjoy their time together watching the old footage.
The older Haaland’s cult-hero status at Manchester City was affirmed by an old clip from the away at Upton Park when he travelled as a fan.
The video, filmed on an old mobile phone, showed Haaland being lifted up after admitting he just been trying to buy a beer at half time.
After some pictures of a young Erling are shown, donning both old Manchester City merchandise and interestingly an England kit in one photograph, the two move on to watch some of Alfie Sr’s. clips.
Perhaps fittingly, it began with a reel of some of Haaland’s tackles, including his first yellow card in a Manchester City shirt.
Father and son sat down for around 10 minutes to take in the old clips of Alfie Haaland’s time with Manchester City
His first yellow card was perhaps on the lighter side compared to some of the later challenges shown in the video. One, against Sunderland in the 2000-01 season, appears to leave Manchester City’s new forward slightly bemused.
‘What are you doing?’ he asks his father after a clip plays showing Haaland Sr. rushing through the ankle of an opposition player.
‘That’s a red card,’ the former RB Salzburg forward added.
Adding some real Premier League years nostalgia to proceedings, a clip plays showing Haaland getting into a midfield battle with then-Leicester City central midfielder Robbie Savage.
A photo of Erling Haaland wearing a shirt with the word ‘son’ on the back emerged recently and his father touchingly presented him with a modern iteration of the shirt
‘That’s against Savage,’ he said. ‘I had some real battles with him. It was funny though.’
After another tackle typical of the age was played, Haaland Sr. declared himself ‘lucky’ that there was no VAR.
His son said that he did not ‘think’ when going into challenges.
He added: ‘When I see these tackles, I think my career would have ended if you had tackled me all the time like this.’
However, he said that he feels he has a bit of the same ‘punch’ and determination as his father, possessing his hard-working gene and wish to make the best of his abilities.
The combative defender/midfielder got into a number of battles during his time at the club
After a few too many challenges, Haaland Jr. asks if he can see some of his father’s goals for the club. He will be hoping to score more than the three that his father mustered in the league for Manchester City.
‘I’m looking forward if we can see some goals!’ Haaland’s son cheekily asks.
His first Manchester City goal against Sunderland was shown before another against Aston Villa that Haaland Jr. proudly declared a ‘good goal’.
Alfie Haaland was not a regular scorer for Manchester City during his three years at the club
However, it was not long before the video returns to some of the more embarrassing moments of Haaland’s three-year spell with Manchester City.
A miss from a corner brings much hilarity to the sofa with the young forward never having seen one of his father’s funny misses. Haaland Sr. requests that another replay is not shown.
‘I have to say, I’m a better finisher,’ declared Haaland. ‘I have to say this. But to be a defender [and] midfielder, it’s not bad. I’ve seen some nice goals from you.
‘There were some nice misses as well from you, I have to say!’
The scrapes the player came involved in even included ones against his former team Leeds
Another moment Haaland Sr became notable for in England was away at Leicester when he prematurely gave his shirt away to the crowd.
He explained what happened in that particular incident.
‘This was a game at Leicester, away. I thought the game was over so I gave the shirt to the crowd but I had to get the shirt back because I gave it away.’
Amid some of the funny and heartwarming clips shown, father Aflie had some encouragement to offer his son of his first games and – hopefully – goals for Manchester City.
‘I remember having a bad start to the first game,’ he said. ‘The first home game was really important for us and we won that game and I scored the goal.
‘There was a lot of emotions. It’s a fantastic crowd in there at City and there is a lot of emotions, so you can be looking forward to scoring your first goal, it’s a nice experience.’
Erling Haaland joked that his career would be over should he have been on the receiving end of one of his father’s lunges