Pep Guardiola has been called out for his comments on Man United's treble win
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Pep Guardiola has been called out for claiming he was "a little boy" when he watched Manchester United beat Bayern Munich in the Champions League final to complete a historic treble.
United won the Premier League, FA Cup and Champions league in a stunning 10-day period under Sir Alex Ferguson, coming from behind to score two stoppage time goals at the Nou Camp.
Teddy Sheringham bagged the winner before Ole Gunnar Solskjaer scored the iconic goal in the dying embers. The treble was a one-time deal in English until rivals City replicated it in the 2022/23 season under Guardiola.
After winning the Premier League for a third year in a row, City beat United in the FA Cup final at Wembley before Rodri's goal against Inter Milan secured the Blues a first Champions League.
Beforehand, Guardiola had said he was in the stands as a youngster when United made it a trip of trophies.
"It was once in the lifetime in the UK, one team, it was United, the way they won against Bayern Munich in Camp Nou," he told Sky Sports prior to a game against Brighton.
"I was there as a little boy."
But the unusual claim about his age caused a huge stir, with plenty of people debunking the Catalan's comment.
One fan said: "As a "little boy" I never knew 28 was a little boys age," while another wrote: ""Little boy"... a 28- year old footballer that already won 15 titles for Barcelona and Olympic gold medal."
A third commented: "What is he even talking about? He was 28 and played 26 games for Barcelona that season."
A fourth added: "Pep, you were 28 years old and the captain of Barcelona in 1999."
A fifth said: "Didn’t realise a 28 year old professional footballer constituted as a 'little boy'.
Ironically, Guardiola had actually played against both Bayern Munich and United in the Champions League that season as they were all in Group D.
Barcelona finished third on eight points, two points above bottom club Brondby.