Haaland takes the p*** now': Famous experts react to the incredible five-goal booty of Erling Haaland.

Haaland takes the p*** now': Famous experts react to the incredible five-goal booty of Erling Haaland.

The 22-year-old goalscoring sensation continued his rise to the top of world football by scoring five times in City's 7-0 home demolition of their Bundesliga opponents to qualify for the competition quarter-final stages.

Haaland's haul saw him overtake Mohamed Salah as this season's Champions League top scorer as he also became the youngest-ever player to score 30 goals in the European tournament, beating PSG's Kylian Mbappe to that achievement

Tuesday's strikes moved his goal tally in all competitions for City to 39 in 36 appearances for the season so far, with former Premier League stars taking  social media to celebrate the generational talent.

Famous British striker Gary Lineker went on Twitter to post a humorous eulogy of Haaland's exploits as a goaltender as he posted online: Think this Erling Haaland guy has something.

Match of the Day co-host and Premier League record goalscorer Alan Shearer, posted an even simpler homage to Tuesday's demonstration of unbelievable skill as he published five clapping emojis in a short and subtle tweet

However, former Spires and Liverpool singer Peter Crouch gave a more casual and straightforward narrative when he described Haaland's monstrous thirst for goals, writing, Haaland is taking the p*** now.

While England's only-ever Ballon d'Or winner Michael Owen referenced some rivals suggestions that the goal-getter somehow makes the City a lesser team, adding: 'And they say Man City are a worse team with Erling Haaland.

The city's Women's team stars Steph Houghton was further impressed with her club compatriots finishing by posting just his name alongside a string of emojis that left no one in doubt of her admiration for the striker.

Former Man United Champions League winning defender Rio Ferdinand also praised Haaland's form as 'astonishing, and working as a pundit on BT Sport said: 'What Haaland is doing football right now is astonishing.

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