There is a slight absurdity to the big questions surrounding Manchester City at the moment. Since the weekend defeat at Old Trafford, the focus on the blunting of their collective edge has been laid squarely on the sharpest tool at their disposal.
Erling Haaland: does he make City worse? In a word: no. Nobody who has scored 27 goals in 24 matches can be detrimental to any team.
Speaking to elite coaches from across Europe this week, they are all of the same mind on that. A couple of them laughed.
Goal machine Erling Haaland is in his first period of poor goal-scoring form at Manchester City
The £51million striker was a peripheral figure in Saturday’s derby defeat to Manchester United
City are creating more big chances this year than last, with 62 in their first 18 Premier…