Roy Keane admits it WILL frustrate him if Man City are able to win a historic Treble this season… but United legend warns that Pep Guardiola’s side still have ‘a few hurdles’ to overcome
- Man City booked their place in the FA Cup final after beating Sheffield United
- Pep Guardiola’s side are edging closer to recording a historic Treble this year
- After the match, Roy Keane suggested they still had ‘a few hurdles’ to overcome
Man United legend Roy Keane has admitted it will frustrate him Man City are able to win a historic Treble this season.
Pep Guardiola’s side are closing in on the impressive accomplishment after beating Sheffield United 3-0 in the FA Cup semi-final on Saturday.
With the Premier League title race heating up and City scheduled to face Real Madrid in the Champions League semi-final, talk of a Treble has been rife recently.
And, after the match, United legend Keane revealed it would be difficult to see his side’s rivals reach the achievement but warned that there is a long way to go.
Speaking on ITV, Keane was asked if it would irritate him if City won the Treble. He said: Yep [jokingly]. No, no I don’t begrudge teams.
Manchester City booked their place in the FA Cup final after beating Sheffield United 3-0
Roy Keane admitted that it would frustrate him if City are able to record a historic Treble win
‘I’m not one of those people, I look at people and I know how hard it is to win trophies so if City go on to win it, then honestly well done, because we know how tough it is.
‘But they’ve got a few hurdles to get over, particularly in terms of Real Madrid. But obviously they’re red hot favourites for the FA Cup and of course the league but I think Real Madrid is the big one. I think it’s the biggest problem getting over Real Madrid.’
Keane’s punditry partner Ian Wright agreed with the United legend and suggested it would be ‘unbelievable’ if City did it.
‘The reason why the treble is such a tough thing to do is because it’s an unbelievable achievement. They’ll have done well to do that,’ Wright said.
City are second in the Premier League table currently. They’re five points behind leaders Arsenal but have two games in hand and play the Gunners on Wednesday.
In the Champions League, they stormed into the semi-finals of the competition after a dominant 4-1 win over Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich.
With only Madrid, Inter Milan and AC Milan remaining in the competition, there are expectations that City will finally end their wait for Europe’s most prestigious trophy.
In the FA Cup, they will face either rivals Man United or Brighton in the final later this year, with the other semi-final set to take place on Sunday afternoon.
Riyad Mahrez scored a hat-trick for Pep Guardiola’s side at Wembley on Saturday afternoon
Elsewhere on the day, Riyad Mahrez scored the first ever FA Cup semi-final hat-trick at Wembley Stadium.
It was also the first hat-trick in the semi-final of the competition since Alex Dawson bagged a treble for Manchester Utd against Fulham in 1958.
Man City went ahead just before the interval after Daniel Jebbison brought down Bernardo Silva in the area and the Algerian tucked away his spot-kick.
He then added two more after half-time in order to wrap up the win for Pep Guardiola’s side.