Manchester City morning news: Keane's admission over Haaland, Lampard backs City dominance

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A round up of news stories this morning about Manchester City.

Former Manchester United captain Roy Keane has revealed he never set out to hurt ex-City player Alf Inge Haaland.

Keane was infamously shown a straight red card after injuring Haaland’s knee which effectively ended his career.

“I’ve kicked lots of players and I know the difference between hurting somebody and injuring somebody. I didn’t go to injure Haaland. When you play sport, you know how to injure somebody,” wrote Keane in his new book.

Frank Lampard says Manchester City will dominate European football along with his old club Chelsea.

Lampard has played well for City, on loan from MLS franchise New York City and scored against his old club in the recent 1-1 draw between the teams.

“Both have that vision and I think Chelsea and City will be right at the top of not just English football, but European football, for a long time,” he told Manchester Evening News.

Jamie Carragher has revealed his belief that David Silva is playing at a higher level than Arsenal’s Santi Cazorla or Manchester United’s Juan Mata.

Silva has become one of Manchester City’s most important players ever since he’s been at the club.

“Couple of other Spaniards like him – [Santi] Cazorla and [Juan] Mata – he’s two or three levels above them. You never see him get tackled, you can’t get near him,” said Carragher.

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