Ken Early: Erling Haaland is not the type of superstar we are used to

Mbappe looks the more complete footballer but the Norweigan has one key advantage

Dortmund’s  Erling  Haaland: There is an almost unnerving simplicity to the way he scores many of his goals.  Photograph:  Fassbender/AFP via Getty Images

Dortmund’s Erling Haaland: There is an almost unnerving simplicity to the way he scores many of his goals. Photograph: Fassbender/AFP via Getty Images

The debate over whether Tom Brady is the greatest American football player of all time is of interest only to fans of American football, but Brady’s ability to win the Super Bowl at the age of 43 must fascinate sportspeople everywhere.

He has proved that, at least for a tiny uber-elite class of athletes, career death need not occur in the early 30s, as it used to do even for the greats and as it still does for most of the normal ones.

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