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Mahrez: Haaland will bring a different quality

Riyad Mahrez believes Erling Haaland will bring a different quality to Manchester City.

The Norwegian could make his debut for the Club in Saturday’s pre-season friendly with Bayern Munich at Green Bay’s Lambeau Field.

Our new no. 9 watched on from the sidelines as City got our tour of the United States off to a winning start on Wednesday evening, with Mahrez assisting Kevin De Bruyne for the game’s deciding goal against Club America.

And the Algerian is excited to link up with Haaland, while also insisting his introduction to the team won’t change our free-flowing style of play.

“He’s a very good addition to the team. Like I have already said, he’s a very good player and he's young,” Mahrez said of Haaland.

“It’ll be good to have him. I don't know until we start playing games together - we will see (about the connection).

“It’s different qualities than Raheem (Sterling) and Gabriel (Jesus), but it won't change the way we play.

“We have been playing like this under Pep since he arrived at Manchester City.

“Players have come in and gone. It’s different quality but it won't change the way we play.”

Saturday’s clash represents the final match of City’s pre-season tour of the United States, with our 2022/23 curtain-raiser against Liverpool in the Community Shield just nine days away.

And while Mahrez admits he and his teammates are yet to hit their peak, he insisted that the German champions will offer a strong test at Lambeau Field.

He said: “Bayern Munich is always a big team – it will be a very good game to play against a top team.

“We are not fully ready, so it will be like training for us, but it’s good opposition.”

City v Bayern Munich

Manchester City’s pre-season friendly against Bayern Munich will be available to watch live on CITY+ and Recast.

Pep Guardiola’s men face the German giants at Green Bay’s Lambeau Field on Saturday 23 July, with kick-off scheduled for 18:00 (CDT).

Green Bay is six hours behind British Summer Time, so for fans living in the UK the game will begin at 00:00 (BST) on Sunday 24 July.

A CITY+ subscription costs £2.99 per month and, in addition to providing access to the second game of our US tour, it also allows you to watch the entire catalogue of City Studios documentaries, full-match replays of every men and women’s game and selected live women’s, EDS and Under-18s.

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Alternatively, you can watch the game on our Recast channel.

Recast is a pay-per-view streaming platform which gives fans easy and affordable access to the sports and entertainment they love.

To access the game, you will need to create an account with Recast and you can find out how to do so, here.

Please note: On both CITY+ and Recast, this game will only be available to watch in the following countries:

UK, Belgium, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Netherlands, Philippines, Romania, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Iceland, India, Italy, Slovakia, Sweden, Turkey.

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