De Bruyne discovered the online 4 occasions in a 5-1 thrashing of Wolves, even imitating Haaland’s well-known meditation celebration pose after finishing his hat trick.
“I simply did it as a result of I scored three. That by no means occurs,” De Bruyne mentioned afterward.
Haaland will transfer to the Etihad Stadium in the summertime after Metropolis agreed to set off the €60 million launch clause in his contract at Borussia Dortmund.
And Pep Guardiola has backed Haaland to “adapt rapidly” to his fashion of soccer at Manchester Metropolis, sending a warning to the remainder of the Premier League by insisting Metropolis might be even higher with the 21-year-old up entrance.
“Large congratulations to the membership, he’s signed for the subsequent years,” mentioned Guardiola.
“He’s a younger proficient participant, I am very happy he determined to return and be part of us. Subsequent season we’re going to work collectively and hopefully he can settle.
“We’ll assist him to settle as quickly as doable by way of Manchester and a home. I’m fairly certain he’s going to adapt rapidly to the best way we wish to play.”
Metropolis have now scored 10 objectives in two video games since their Champions League exit to Real Madrid and sit simply 4 factors away from one other title.
Following the victory at Molineux, Guardiola additionally had loads of reward for De Bruyne, who scored 4 occasions inside an hour earlier than seeing one other effort come again off the put up.
“I’m upset for him as a result of he missed the fifth objective, the put up,” mentioned Guardiola.
“What can I say? The second a part of the league was past excellent. He’s at all times so beneficiant and has the sense to make an help however I believe this season he additionally has the sense to be prolific and rating objectives.
“He gained the sport in opposition to Chelsea, he scored in opposition to Madrid. He has been decisive in scoring objectives — that is what the best do. I’m very happy for him, scoring 4 objectives within the decisive a part of the league is so vital.”
Metropolis have damage issues forward of the journey to West Ham on Sunday.
Kyle Walker, Ruben Dias and John Stones have already been dominated out of the ultimate two video games of the season and Guardiola noticed each Aymeric Laporte and Fernandinho limp off through the second half at Wolves.