Sergio Aguero offers Man City Haaland warning, says only Leo Messi can win titles alone


Erling Haaland has been outstanding since joining Manchester City, but Arsenal continue to lead the Premier League champions by five points.

Erling Haaland needs support from his Manchester City team-mates to deliver the Premier League title, says Sergio Aguero, who believes only Lionel Messi can carry a side to major honours on his own.

Haaland made it 25 goals of the Premier League season with a hat-trick as City beat Wolves 3-0 in their last appearance in the competition.

Norway’s fourth Premier League treble was surpassed by the 23-goal tally of past joint Golden Boot winners Mohamed Salah and Son Heung-min with 18 games remaining in the campaign.

Despite Haaland’s performances, Pep Guardiola’s side are five points clear of Arsenal in their next league game and City great Aguero says the forward can’t do it alone.

Asked whether Haaland can inspire City to a fifth league title in six seasons, Aguero told “We have yet to see.

“The season is still long. Haaland, who collects numbers that break historical records, will play a major role in it.

“In any case, apart from Leo, there is no player who can win the league on his own.

“It’s about the team and City have a very talented squad and exceptional staff. They have given plenty of evidence of their great character and you know they will fight until the very end.”

While City have struggled to keep pace with Arsenal so far this season, five-time Premier League winner Aguero remains confident Guardiola’s men can overturn the Gunners’ lead.

“I wouldn’t say Man City aren’t clicking. The Premier League is the most competitive league there is,” he continued.

“It’s perfectly normal to see the top contenders getting boosts and returning to their historic standards.

“City have won four of the last five Premier Leagues. They are still in contention, and that has to be acknowledged. [They are] lurking in the second position, ready to strike. Anything can happen.”

City travel to Arsenal for their first league game of the season on February 15 after facing Tottenham and Aston Villa in their next two games.

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