Gary Neville fears Manchester City will win the treble this season, equalling Manchester United’s famous feat in the 1998-99 campaign.
Manchester United legend Gary Neville declared Manchester City are “far too close for comfort” to matching their rivals’ famous treble.
Alex Ferguson’s side made history in the 1998-99 season by winning the FA Cup, Premier League and Champions League, a feat that no other English team had achieved.
However, City remain in the hunt on all three fronts this season and while manager Pep Guardiola has played down talk of a potential treble, the battle continues.
City hold a 3-0 lead over Bayern Munich ahead of Wednesday’s Champions League quarter-final second leg and face second-tier Sheffield United in Saturday’s FA Cup semi-final at Wembley.
In the Premier League, City sit four points behind Arsenal with a game in hand and take on Mikel Arteta’s side at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday.
As a result, Neville admitted his fears that arch-rivals United could match his club’s historic success.
“I thought their game against Bayern Munich was sensational. Bayern Munich played fantastically in the first half and when Pep Guardiola said he was worried after the game, I felt Bayern looked dangerous and sharp,” Gary told the website. The Neville podcast.
“He rested against Leicester because he knows he has to go to the Allianz Arena and it’s going to be tough and he knows that. If Bayern get a goal, it’s a bit like Anfield where he can go and get two or three.”
“They’ve had a great week, City. To win that game 3-0 and beat Liverpool 4-1, they’re roaring, they’re playing well. They mean it now and they’re in great form.” Now.
“Rodri, Kevin De Bruyne and Ilkay Gundogan in midfield, the best midfield you can get. Up front, Erling Haaland, Jack Grealish and Riyad Mahrez are really balanced. They hit straight at the home team.”
“Trable was mentioned last week, it’s certainly working. They can win the European Cup, the FA Cup and the Premier League.
“We have a long way to go, they can run into a team that makes them along the way: Real Madrid in the Champions League, Manchester United or Brighton in the FA Cup or they can lose to Arsenal at the Etihad, but they.” I’m very close to it. Too close for comfort.’