It didn’t come to that but after converting the first-half penalty he had won himself, Haaland added a clinical second past Alphonse Areola, who had replaced Lukasz Fabianski who was  injured in an accidental collision with the 6ft 5in centre-forward Craig Dawson.

Perhaps, in this age of nine Premier League subs, all opposition managers will opt for Moyes’ belt-and-braces approach to combat the threat of Haaland.

Haaland, the £51million signing from Borussia Dortmund, missed a glaring headed opportunity for a debut hat-trick before he was replaced 12 minutes from time but he had done more than enough to announce himself after a difficult Community Shield last weekend.