The English supervisor, due to this fact, picked Ayew over Haaland, with the assumption that the Norwegian striker wasn’t bodily sufficient for the Premier League.
It’s price noting, nonetheless, that Haaland was an untested, fledgling 17-year-old on the time and was on the books of Molde.
Ayew, although, was approaching the again of an honest season with Swansea Metropolis, the place he had scored seven objectives within the Premier League and offered two assists.
As destiny would have it, each gamers are at the moment enjoying within the Premier League for Crystal Palace and Manchester Metropolis, respectively.
However whereas Ayew has struggled for kind this season and has solely scored one objective, Haaland has been scoring for enjoyable on the Etihad.
The 22-year-old scored 5 objectives as Pep Guardiola’s facet recorded an emphatic 7-0 win over RB Leipzig to progress to the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday.
This took Haaland’s objective tally for the season to 39 in 36 matches in all competitions, as he leads the highest scorers’ chart in each the Premier League and Champions League.
Ghanaians on social media, although, have determined to revisit Hodgson’s resolution to choose Ayew over Haaland and it has generated some fascinating = reactions on Twitter.
Right here’re a few of the finest tweets: