Haaland began his season with a brace on his league debut against West Ham United before scoring once against Newcastle United.

The Norwegian striker then took it a step further, scoring hat-tricks in consecutive games against Crystal Palace and Nottingham Forest as Pep Guardiola’s men went on to win four of their first five games.

So its no surprise he has won a mere player of the month award!

Haaland joined City from Borussia Dortmund in the summer and has been in excellent form since then.

He beat out Arsenal’s Gabriel Jesus and Martin Odegaard, as well as Fulham attacker Aleksandar Mitrovic, to win the accolade.

According to Reuters, Haaland expressed his happiness at receiving the award and expressed gratitude to everyone who voted for him.

The Norwegian also said that he was happy to contribute to City’s flying start to the season and said that he hopes to continue his fine form in the coming months.

“I am delighted to win this award for the first time it was an incredible start of the season for the team and I am grateful to everyone who voted,” Haaland said in a statement.

“We all wanted to hit the ground running this season, so winning four games out of five was a great start for us in what is the most challenging competition in the world. I am happy to have played my part by scoring goals.

“Hopefully, I can continue to support the team … and carry on our strong start to the season.”

Manchester City are currently second in the league and are a point behind early leaders Arsenal on the points table. They will be travelling to face Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday before the international break.

Man City won £153million in prize money last season

Manchester City received a whopping £153 million in prize money last season, according to the Premier League.

Pep Guardiola’s players won their fourth title in five seasons in 2021-22, coming from two goals down to overcome Aston Villa and pip Liverpool to the trophy on a thrilling final day.

Finishing first earned City a nearly £34 million UK merit payment, which is divided according to final league place, as well as an additional £7 million overseas.

Their facility costs, which are paid out every time a Premier League side competes in a live televised game, were about £1m less than Jurgen Klopp’s men, albeit their UK merit payment was nearly £2m more.