Mark Goldbridge claims Man United’s treble was harder to win and "we didn’t buy our team like Man City"
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Manchester United fan Mark Goldbridge has made some very big claims ahead of Manchester City’s Champions League final date with Inter Milan.
Fans have been debating which treble will be superior if Pep Guardiola’s men manage to win in Istanbul.
He said: “For me, it is Manchester United and that is not even tinted. We did it first, I think we did it harder. In ’99, the Arsenal side that pushed us was better than the one now.
“The Champions League was stronger then. And also, Manchester United didn’t buy that team.”
Goldbridge added: “We had four homegrown players in the starting XI with Gary Neville, Ryan Giggs, David Beckham and Nicky Butt.
“So, we did it first, we had more homegrown players, and I think it was harder.”
Former United striker Andy Cole, who was part of the 1999 treble-winning team claimed the two teams should not be compared.
He said to talkSPORT: “When you talk about all the millions Manchester City spent to get in that position, Manchester United did that with six academy players.
“But it’s a different generation, a different era. I’m not going to say City were better because there are enough people who are going to be saying that or say this Man City team would beat Man United 1998/99. Those claims come from people who have never been in this position. What do they know?
“A lot of people are jumping on the bandwagon… it’s all ifs and buts. The majority of people talking about that have never been in this position to win the treble.”
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