Erling Haaland: 'Keano' chants fuelled my Manchester derby success

Erling Haaland: 'Keano' chants fuelled my Manchester derby success

Erling Haaland has revealed that the Manchester United fans' "Keano" chant helped drive him to score twice in Manchester City's 3-0 derby win.

The chants were thought to be a reference to the history between Haaland's father Alf-Inge Haaland and former United captain Roy Keane, who was sent off for an horrific foul on Haaland senior in the Manchester derby in 2001.

Asked about his effusive reaction to scoring the opening goal from the penalty spot, Erling Haaland told BBC Sport: "There were so many people singing 'Keano', I don't know why, but I used it as motivation and gave them a good celebration."

Haaland, who doubled City's lead with a header early in the second half before setting up Phil Foden for the third, said his father had enjoyed a memorable weekend after also seeing his former club Leeds thrash Huddersfield 4-1 at Elland Road on Saturday.

"He was in the away stands," Haaland added.

"I think he was yesterday at the Leeds game and today with the away fans here so it was an incredible two days for him."

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