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Pep Guardiola looking at finding ways to get Erling Haaland more involved in Manchester City's play

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The Norway international was a peripheral figure in Saturday's 2-1 Premier League derby defeat to Manchester United, having only a couple of half-chances and just 19 touches in the match

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Haaland has now gone three games without a goal - hardly a crisis, particularly as he was only a second-half substitute at Southampton

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But more noticeable has been the impact Haaland has had on City's system after they became so accustomed to - and so successful at - operating with a false nine in the past two seasons

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Former City midfielder Didi Hamaan used social media on Saturday to claim City "were a better team without Haaland, even if he scores 40 goals this season"

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Guardiola is unlikely to agree with that but he is still working to fully integrate his £51million summer signing

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"At the moment we have that process because when teams are sat in their 18-yard box, it is more difficult but we have to find him a little bit more, yes," Guardiola said

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Celtics’ Jaylen Brown May Miss ‘a Week or so’ with Adductor Injury

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