Manchester City’s Haaland has been described as a goalscoring beast that does not sleep until he scores.

Premier League legend Alan Shearer has described Manchester City star Erling Haaland as a goalscoring machine following his latest heroics for the club.

The Premier League record scorer made the statement after Haaland went on a rampage against Burnley in the quarterfinal of the FA Cup on Saturday.

He scored another hat-trick to lead Manchester City to a remarkable 6-0 destruction of the Clarets at the Etihad to book a place at Wembley.

Julian Alvarez, who scored a brace, and Cole Palmer were the other scorers on the day as the Cityzens made it a hostile return for club legend Vincent Kompany and his Championship leaders, Burnley.

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Haaland a goalscoring machine

The performance against Burnley on Saturday was the second time in as many matches Haaland will go on a goal rush for Manchester City.

Four days earlier, the 22-year-old scored five goals to inspire Manchester City to a brilliant 7-0 defeat of RB Leipzig en route to the Champions League quarterfinal.

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Erling Haaland scored a first half brace against Burnely in the FA Cup quarter-finals

But his display and performance against Burnley saw the Premier League record scorer, Shearer, describe the Norwegian superstar as a machine that does not sleep until he scores.

“Haaland is a beast,” Premier League legend Shearer said per BBC Sports. “He is a goalscoring machine. He lives and breathes goals.’

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“If he doesn’t score he doesn’t sleep at night. He wants another one, then another one, then another one.

“He’s fantastic, and this team must be a dream with the chances they create. He might get 50 goals, maybe even 60. It’s bonkers.”

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Haaland joins elite

Following his latest hat-trick, Haaland took his tally for the season to six hat-tricks.

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Erling Haland scored a hat-trick against Burnley in the FA Cup quarter-finals

He has now scored 43 goals in all competitions this campaign for Manchester City, becoming the sixth Premier League player to score 40 or more goals in a single season.

Haaland is also the first player since Harry Kane (41) and Mohamed Salah (44) to reach 40 or more goals since both did so in 2017-18.

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