Mica Richards prefers Kylian Mbappe over Erling Haaland due to ‘all-out match’ as ​​they both score in the Champions League

Former Manchester City star Micah Richards celebrated Erling Haaland’s superb win against Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League, but admitted he would take Kylian Mbappe for a virtual football match.

Mbappe and Haaland scored in an action-packed match in the second round of the Champions League as Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City completed their victories.

During CBS Sports’ post-match coverage, Richards was asked which striker he would choose.

Naturally, with such an ambiguous question, the Englishman asked for clarification.

Micah Richards was in great shape after Manchester City’s dramatic win over Dortmund

He said: What are we talking about? All-round game?

Richards refused and was asked to choose one or the other, so he settled on the local Paris Saint-Germain striker.

“I would still kiss Mbappe,” Richards admitted. “Because I like Mbappe, I like the way he moves.”

Immediately, fellow critics Jimmy Carragher jumped in, asking: “So you don’t like Manchester City’s Erling Haaland?”

Erling Haaland scored a great goal against his former club as they came from behind

Kylian Mbappe also starred with his club, Paris Saint-Germain, beating Israel's Maccabi Haifa 3-1.

Richards chose Kylian Mbappe (right) over Erling Haaland (left) when pressed to select

Richards reprimanded: “I didn’t say that. “I just said I’m the best Mbappe.”

Richards was unable to take Mbappe over Haaland under all circumstances, acknowledging that the former Borussia Dortmund star is much better for Pep Guardiola’s side.

Carragher asked the question: “So, would you rather Mbappe play for Manchester City instead of Haaland?”

“No, not in that system,” Richards replied. “Not in this system.”

Haaland made a strange start to life with the English Premier League champions

Haaland made a strange start to life with the English Premier League champions

“As number nine, Haaland is in the Man City team I prefer, but Mbappe is an all-out match.”

Haaland was the talk of the studio after his 84th minute win against the Bundesliga club, but Richards paid off his breaks and continued his current scoring rate.

He added: ‘Let’s not talk about it too much. I think he could be that star but he had injury issues as well. This is unrealistic, right?

Richards played 179 games for the Premier League champions between 2005 and 2015, scoring six goals for the Etihad Stadium club.

He is also an ambassador for the club, and held this position for several years.

Carragher went on to troll his sparring partner once on air, tweeting that his situation might not be very secure following his comments.

Carragher joked that his CBS aide 'compromised' his role as ambassador at Man City by choosing

Carragher joked that his CBS aide ‘compromised’ his role as ambassador at Man City by choosing

Micah Richards jeopardizes his role as #ManCity ambassador!

Haaland’s amazing goal was born from his ability to launch himself almost parallel to the sky, as he pricked his foot to take the ball home.

‘I’ve always wondered what he’s doing,’ Carragher told CBS of Haaland’s acrobatic attempts.

Lionel Messi (left), Mbappe (centre) and Neymar (right) all scored as the Parisians left Israel with a win.

Lionel Messi (left), Mbappe (centre) and Neymar (right) all scored as the Parisians left Israel with a win.

The Norwegian refused to celebrate as a show of respect for his former employers in Dortmund

The Norwegian refused to celebrate as a show of respect for his former employers in Dortmund

“But that’s why he does it because he has great ability, you know, great spring when he’s in the air, very acrobatic and a special goal by a special player.”

Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has weighed in with his expert thoughts on a unique approach, rivaled only by his northern European teammate.

“On this particular occasion, he had to do it but sometimes he just doesn’t have to jump in,” he said.

Zlatan [Ibrahimovic] I used to do that, and still do. They go with their feet in the air and try to finish the ball but [Joao] Cancel please let’s talk about it.

Carragher, playing the Joker again, said, “Do you think Mbappe could have scored it?”

“No, but he made and scored tonight,” Henry answered emphatically and realistically.

Richards was an outstanding servant of Manchester FC during a decade spanning from 2005 to 2015

Richards was an outstanding servant of Manchester FC during a decade spanning from 2005 to 2015