Manchester City emulated Manchester United’s 1999 trophy treble with victory within the Champions League closing in opposition to Inter Milan.
Here, we take a look at how this season’s City aspect compares to United’s celebrated group.
United misplaced solely three video games of their treble-winning season however a exceptional 21 attracts in 57 video games throughout the three competitions in query sees City overshadow them in most different statistical classes.
Excluding the League Cup from each groups’ data, Pep Guardiola’s aspect have 42 wins (73.7 per cent) to United’s 33 (57.9 per cent), 145 targets to 121 and 26 clear sheets to twenty.
They conceded solely 39 targets to their predecessors’ 56, scoring a median of two.54 per sport and conceding 0.68 in comparison with 2.12 in opposition to 0.98 for United.
City have additionally scored 4 targets or extra on 16 events, 28.1 per cent of their matches and twice as many as that United aspect – and so they have an unsurprising benefit when the 2 groups’ high scorers are in contrast…
Erling Haaland’s extraordinary 51-goal contribution to City’s treble had no equal in a United squad that shared the burden way more equally.
Dwight Yorke and Andy Cole fashioned a potent entrance two, Yorke edging his strike accomplice by 18 league targets to 17 and by 29 to 24 in all competitions.
Super-sub Ole Gunnar Solskjaer scored 12 league targets regardless of beginning solely 9 video games and 15 within the three competitions with simply 14 begins alongside 20 appearances from the bench. Teddy Sheringham was much more sparingly used, however his 4 targets included the very important equaliser in Barcelona earlier than Solskjaer’s even-later winner.
Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs additionally hit double figures, with David Beckham on 9.
Haaland gained this yr’s Golden Boot awards within the Premier League, with a report 36 targets, and the Champions League with 12 – together with 5 in a sport in opposition to RB Leipzig – as he completed 4 away from the pack.
He has been backed up by fellow summer time signing Julian Alvarez with 15 targets within the league, FA Cup and Champions League, the identical as Phil Foden, plus 13 from Riyad Mahrez and double figures too for cup closing hero Ilkay Gundogan and Kevin De Bruyne.
Eight of Sir Alex Ferguson’s squad featured in 50 or extra of the 57 video games that led to the treble – goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel, defenders Gary Neville and Jaap Stam, midfield trio David Beckham, Roy Keane and Paul Scholes, and Cole and Yorke up entrance.
Just Rodri and Bernardo Silva can boast the identical determine in City’s treble as Guardiola’s famed rotation coverage and squad depth reveals its price. Haaland, Gundogan and Jack Grealish have hit 50 in all competitions.