Erling Haaland APOLOGISES to Brazilian Ronaldo after benching him in his Ultimate Team as the Man City forward shows off star-studded EA FC 24 side

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  • Erling Haaland apologised to Brazilian Ronaldo after dropping him from his team
  • The Manchester City striker showed off his Ultimate Team on EA FC 24
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Erling Haaland issued a hilarious apology to Brazil icon, Ronaldo, after posting a snapshot of his EA FC 24 Ultimate Team on his Instagram account.

The Manchester City striker revealed his online team in a post, but had to apologise to Ronaldo for relegating him to his team’s substitutes bench.

Haaland is clearly a video game fan and in particular the Ultimate Team feature that allows players to build their own dream squads and compete against other gamers.

Many footballers, including Liverpool‘s Diogo Jota, are fans of the beloved online platform, with Haaland one of the latest Premier League stars to reveal his squad.

Gifting his Instagram followers a glimpse of his team, the Norwegian captioned his post with an apology to Ronaldo as he explained the decision to drop him.

Erling Haaland apologised to the Brazilian Ronaldo after dropping him from his online team

Ronaldo was tagged in Haaland's Instagram story where the Man City striker showed off his Ultimate Team on video game EA FC 24

Ronaldo was tagged in Haaland’s Instagram story where the Man City striker showed off his Ultimate Team on video game EA FC 24

Haaland explained he was choosing family loyalty over online ratings and partnered the virtual version of himself with cousin and Belgian Pro League striker Jontan Brunes upfront.

Brunes special card has an overall rating of 85, while former Real Madrid striker boasts one of the game’s highest ratings at 94.

But it was the other players in Haaland’s team of superstars that most caught attention, with the 23-year-old boasting one of the most impressive teams ever seen.

Setting up in a 4-4-2 formation, the Norwegian has built a team packed with current and former legends of the game.

Haaland has struggled to find the back of the net in recent games for City having missed chances in their previous two Premier League games

Haaland has struggled to find the back of the net in recent games for City having missed chances in their previous two Premier League games

Roberto Carlos takes pride of place at left-back, while Real Madrid’s Eder Militao also joins Liverpool captain Virgil van Dijk and Man City right-back Kyle Walker in defence.

Yaya Toure and Ruud Gullit occupy the centre midfield positions, while former Ballon d’Or winner Ronaldinho starts on the left-wing, with Kylian Mbappe on the other flank.

Haaland leads the line alongside his cousin and has been awarded one of the best individual rankings on the game at 94.

However, the Man City forward has recently struggled to find the back of the net for City and is without a goal in his previous two league outings. 

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