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Haaland fires warning to rivals after bagging five in FA Cup rout
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Mitchell Fretton
Erling Haaland was on fire against Luton in the FA Cup fifth round
Erling Haaland was on fire against Luton in the FA Cup fifth round

Erling Haaland says he is finally feeling back to his best after bagging five goals against Luton in the FA Cup.

Manchester City put on a dominant display against Luton in the fifth round, with Mateo Kovacic grabbing the other goal in a 6-2 win at Kenilworth Road.

Kevin De Bruyne was also on song for the Premier League champions as he registered four assists to his Norwegian team-mate, who believes there are exciting times ahead for the club.

He said: "We made a plan and everyone stuck to it perfectly. Well played by everyone.

"Kevin De Bruyne is massive. He is doing what he is best at. It's a pleasure playing with him.

"We know what we both want from each other, it clicks well. He is a smart player and I like to play with him.

"My fitness? I am getting back to my best, finally I am feeling good.

"It's an amazing feeling. It's coming, we're coming and there are exciting times ahead. We are ready to attack."

It was the lethal combination between Haaland and De Bruyne that proved too much for Luton and the pair were untouchable at times.

City boss Pep Guardiola was full of praise for his star men after the match and believes the players need each other to reach their highest levels.

He added: "What can I say? Really, really good. Erling is on fire and Kevin, the connection was perfect.

"Kevin needs players like Erling and Erling needs players like Kevin. We are not here without the other guys. A lot of credit for everyone.

"We won our last two games 1-0 and against Chelsea we played good in the second half but couldn't win. One game at a time.

"The FA Cup is a really nice competition. We are one game away to go to Wembley again."


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