Former Man United striker Dwight Yorke believes his side’s 1999 treble-winning season deserves MORE recognition, claiming Man City are ‘not surpassing us, they’re joining in what we achieved’, as Pep Guardiola’s side bid to emulate their rivals
- Dwight Yorke has claimed Man United’s 1999 treble deserves more recognition
- Man City completed the first leg of their potential treble bid last weekend
- York claimed that people ‘were getting ahead of themselves’ in the comparison
Ex-Manchester United striker Dwight Yorke has called for greater recognition of his former team’s treble-winning exploits as expectation grows that Manchester City will emulate their cross-city rivals’ historic 1999 achievement.
City completed the first leg of a potential treble last week by winning the Premier League title and will become the second team to claim all three trophies if they win the FA Cup and UEFA Champions League finals next month.
That would see Pep Guardiola’s team match the achievements of Alex Ferguson’s squad 24 years ago and Yorke, a key figure in that all-conquering side, wants the exploits of his teammates to be given greater acknowledgment.
“They’re not surpassing us, they’re joining in what we achieved,” Yorke said during a visit to Hong Kong this week.
Former Manchester United striker Dwight Yorke (middle) believes his side’s 1999 treble season deserves more credit
It comes as rivals Man City completed the first leg of their bid to claim the treble this season, winning the Premier League last weekend
Yorke said that Man City were ‘not surpassing us, they’re joining in what we achieved’
United are the only side in the English pyramid to have won the Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League all in the same season
“I think people tend to forget that, they’re trying to put this City team on a pedestal as (doing) something no other team has done.
Yorke’s former club could derail City’s hopes of winning all three trophies, as Erik ten Hag will take United into a meeting with their cross-city rivals in the FA Cup final on June 3.
But if Guardiola’s team wins that clash at Wembley, City will then face Inter Milan in Istanbul on June 10 in the Champions League final, with the chance to claim a historic third trophy and cap a remarkable season.
City’s success has prompted comparisons between the Guardiola and Ferguson teams, but Yorke believes that discussion should wait until the end of the season.
“Why are we talking about it until they’ve done it?” he said.
“(Wait) until you’ve done it then let’s have the debate. People are getting ahead of themselves here.”