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“He texted me!” – Marsch speaks on Erling Haaland ahead of City clash

Leeds United boss Jesse Marsch has revealed a message from Erling Haaland ahead of their clash with Manchester City next weekend.

Manchester City will face Leeds next week when the Premier League resumes. This will be the first time Erling Haaland will visit Elland Road as a footballer. The striker will play on the same pitch his father Alf Inge Haaland played on from 1997 to 2000.

Ahead of the match, Jesse Marsch revealed that the striker texted him ahead of the match:

“He texted me as soon as the schedule came out. I gave him permission to have a small hamstring injury for that match!” Marsch told reporters. “He was born in Leeds, his father has history here and he has the club in his heart because of that. When I got the job, him and his father were supportive. We’ll expect him to be fully ready and that causes issues for us.”

Haaland played under Jesse Marsch when the duo were at Red Bull Salzburg a few years ago. Marsch will be hoping the 22-year old does not run riot next Tuesday.

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