Jamie Carragher claims Man City’s hunt for the treble could top Manchester United achievements in 1999

Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has suggested that Man City’s potential treble would be a better achievement than Manchester United’s feat in 1999.

Manchester United became the only English club to win the Premier League, Champions League and FA Cup in the same season, although rivals Man City are on course to do the same this term.

Pep Guardiola’s side have all but sown up the Premier League title and are favourites to win the Champions League and FA Cup finals.

In the FA Cup it will be United standing in their way – so at least that much is in our hands because I don’t fancy Inter Milan in Istanbul.

Carragher believes football is a better standard today than it was in 1999. He’s even argued that City’s potential achievements this season would be greater.

“On this week’s Monday Night Football, Gary Neville and I picked a combined XI of Manchester United’s treble winners and the current City team,” Carragher wrote in his column for The Telegraph.

“It was a bit of fun, but it is interesting to note how many fans packed the line-up with United players.

“I am a big believer that world-class players would have shone in any era, but the level City are playing is incomparable to all the great English sides before them. Only the most blinkered and tribalistic will deny that. Anyone who doesn’t think the standard of football is much better in 2023 is living in an alternative reality.”

All in the name of sportswashing, eh?

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