It started as a train, with four goals and two assists in his first three games in the Premier. In the middle of the season he left a small scoring pothole, with two goals in the Emirates or the equalizer of the draw to Manchester United. He also scored in the final of the EFL Cup, against Bradford. An absolute success, before the calvary of his ankle, which caused him to retire from football prematurely. For the year of its international debut, Erling Haaland was only 13 years old, but the first memories are the ones that mark the most, especially for training on the pitch.Haaland tagged Michu in his Instagram posts. A fact that is striking, but reminiscent, so many years later, the impact that the current sports director of Burgos had in the Premier League. Do youRemember the classic ‘Nice to Michu’? Everything was born in a great season at Rayo Vallecano, with which he scored 15 goals and gave 4 assists in the league. That helped him make the leap to the United Kingdom, specifically the Swansea. He left his identity stamp, of course. His roar was impregnated on the walls of Liberty Stadium, which celebrated 22 goals in 43 games in its first season. Even for weeks it was stipulated with the possibility that it was pichichi. He stayed in fifth position. At 19 years old, Erling Haaland is becoming one of the great figures of European football. Eight goals in the first phase of the Champions League, including a hat-trick, and the fact of celebrating somewhat in five of his six matches guarantee this. Such talent was already prepared to take another leap in his sports career and, in this same winter market, He left Salzburg to wear the shirt of Borussia de Dortmund. Given their scoring figures, it would not be surprising if their referents were Ronaldo, Christian, Messi, Didier Drogba or even David town. Nevertheless, a voracious ovetense attacker was the one who enchanted him.Miguel Pérez Cuesta, known to everyone as Michu, was Haaland’s childhood idol, to the point of tag it in your first Instagram posts above your own silhouette. The protagonist himself considers an “honor” this anecdote. Such is the admiration I had for him that these publications dated August 2016, when the Spanish footballer had not played for months in Swansea and the injuries had punished him harshly. In other words, the fashion forward did not forget Michu despite all his problems and took him as a reference in his formative years as a tip. Michu: “It’s an honor”The injuries forced Michu to leave professional football ahead of time, but he wanted to remain linked to the sport that gave him everything even far from the pitch. In 2017 he shared with his brother a first step in the Langreo, where he was sports director. From there he went to the club of his loves, the Oviedo, in which he played the same role for seven months. Already in December, he boarded the ship of Burgos, an ambitious project with the intention of achieving promotion to LaLiga SmartBank sooner rather than later.Nevertheless, Michu continues to enjoy the highest level football from a distance and the Haaland explosion has not gone unnoticed for him either. Asked by AS, who was the reference of the Dortmund player considered an “honor” to look at him in his beginnings. “It is a great player. I think it will become a world crack“, points out the ovetense. Of course, in regard to their similarities and differences in the field of play, Michu is clear: “He is a much better player than me (laughs)”.