The Premier League champions will not be taking any gambles on the Norwegian striker’s fitness as they ready themselves for the 2022-23 campaign.
The Norwegian striker will have to wait until the friendly with Bayern Munich in Green Bay on Saturday before potentially making his debut for a new club.
Explaining why Haaland did not play in the 2-1 victory over Club America in Texas, Guardiola told reporters: “Next game, Erling will be ready. He’s had niggles and a few problems. We’ll see. He’s trained just two sessions and didn’t want to take risks. The season is so long.”