Man City: Erling Haaland and Kevin De Bruyne reunite in training

Watch out for the Premier League! Erling Haaland and Kevin De Bruyne reunite in training for Manchester City after the midfielder returned from World Cup duty… with the pair looking to light up the top flight in the race for the title

  • Erling Haaland and Kevin De Bruyne are back together at Man City training
  • De Bruyne returned to duty this week following Belgium’s early World Cup exit
  • Haaland is healthy and ready to go after Norway failed to qualify for Qatar
  • The pair have formed a fierce partnership since Haaland’s summer arrival

Manchester City duo Erling Haaland and Kevin De Bruyne have reunited in training in what will be a sight to strike fear into their Premier League rivals.

The midfielder returned to Man City duty this week following Belgium’s World Cup exit after they finished behind beaten semi-finalists Croatia and Morocco in the group stage.

While a major concern for Man City’s rivals is that Haaland will be fit and ready to go, as he could get a break with Norway not qualifying for the tournament in Qatar.

Kevin De Bruyne and Erling Haaland have reunited in training for Manchester City this week

Haaland (in the middle) and De Bruyne (on the right) have formed a strong partnership this season

Haaland (in the middle) and De Bruyne (on the right) have formed a strong partnership this season

The pair struck up a fierce partnership in the opening months of the Premier League season.

Haaland has had a brilliant start to life in England following his summer move from Borussia Dortmund, scoring 18 league goals in just 14 games.

De Bruyne, meanwhile, leads the league’s assist charts with nine to his name so far this season, with five of them setting up the Norwegian striker.

De Bruyne has returned to training this week following Belgium's World Cup group stage exit

De Bruyne has returned to training this week following Belgium’s World Cup group stage exit

Haaland has had more time to recover after Norway failed to qualify for the World Cup

Haaland has had more time to recover after Norway failed to qualify for the World Cup

Despite this, Man City have some work to do to get back to the top of the table.

After their shock 2-1 loss to Brentford before the World Cup break, they sit five points off league leaders Arsenal.

City have an intense comeback after Sunday’s final in Qatar between France and Argentina.

De Bruyne and Haaland have some work to do with Man City five points behind Arsenal

De Bruyne and Haaland have some work to do with Man City five points behind Arsenal

Pep Guardiola’s side face Liverpool in the Carabao Cup next Thursday, before taking on Leeds and Everton before 2023 is brought in.

City’s Spanish manager will be keen to bring back his five England stars after they exited in the quarter-finals.

Phil Foden, Jack Grealish, Kalvin Phillips, Kyle Walker and John Stones are still absent from training.

The only City player still in the competition is Argentinian striker Julian Alvarez who has netted four times in Qatar.

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