Former Tottenham star, Jamie O’Hara has described Manchester City’s new striker, Erling Haaland as the best player he has ever seen in and around the six yard box.

Haaland emerged the first player to score nine goals in just five Premier League appearances following his hat-trick on Wednesday.

The former Borussia Dortmund striker netted a 38-minute hat-trick as Manchester City crushed Premier league newcomers, Nottingham Forest 6-0.

And O’Hara believes the Norwegian will have no contender for the Golden Boot at the end of the 2022-23 campaign.

“You’re looking at someone who’s come into the Premier League and he’s taken the mickey out of it,” O’Hara said on The Sports Bar.

“The goals, his movement in the box is just ridiculous. He’s got nine goals in five appearances.

“He’s scored two more goals than Chelsea have points. How embarrassing is that?!

“He is an absolute joke, how good he is… if you’re a young player and you’re striving to be a centre forward, watch his movement in the box. Forget everything else in his game, just watch him in and around the six yard box, he does not stop moving.

“All he thinks about is ‘where can I score?’ and he’s always there. Gary Lineker was brilliant at it, right place, right time.

“Haaland is the best player I’ve ever seen in and around the six yard box, non-stop movement.”

EPL: He’s best player I’ve ever seen – O’Hara hails hottest Premier League striker