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Sky Sports pick combined 'Treble' XI

Ryan Sidle

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Sky Sports pick combined 'Treble' XI

Manchester City are on the verge of equalling rivals Manchester United by winning the Treble, and Sky Sports pundits Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville picked their combined XIs.

On Sunday, City beat Everton thanks in part to Ilkay Gundogan's brilliant goal and following that Arsenal were badly beaten by Brighton.

It left the Gunners' hopes of winning the Premier League for the first time since 2004 in absolute tatters, with claims that they'd bottled it.

The results mean that City only require a win against Chelsea next weekend to confirm their third title in-a-row, and might have won it by the time they play that game if Arsenal lose to Nottingham Forest on Saturday.



Winning three on the bounce would equal a record of most Premier League titles won consecutively which is currently held by rivals United.

Sir Alex Ferguson's side actually did it twice, with the first of those runs started in 1999, when they also won the FA Cup and Champions League to complete the Treble.

City look set to also equal that achievement having already secured a place in the FA Cup final, where they'll meet United, and have a Champions League semi-final second leg against Real Madrid to play on Wednesday.


That game is on a knife edge at 1-1, thanks to brilliant goals from Vinicius Junior and Kevin de Bruyne in the Bernabeu last week, but only a fool would bet against City winning everything.

So which is the better side? Well on Monday night, Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher picked their combined XIs of the United 99 and City 2023 sides.

And taking things extremely seriously and without a jot of bias, former United star Neville picked the entirety of the team he played with, arguing that City hadn't done it yet...


Carra on the other hand went for only five from Fergie's side, picking Peter Schmeichel, Jaap Stam, David Beckham and Roy Keane.

The Liverpool legend's decision to pick Ilkay Gundogan and Jack Grealish particularly irked his fellow Sky Sports pundit, especially because of his reasoning.

Carragher argued that Grealish's goals and assists stats were better than Ryan Giggs last season but then ignored the same facts went in Paul Scholes' favour ahead of Gundogan.

Neville argued that the quartet of Keane, Scholes, Keane and Beckham was the greatest midfield in the history of English football.


When finally pushed for a more balanced team, the Salford City co-owner picked Ruben Dias, Kevin de Bruyne, Erling Haaland and eventually Kyle Walker from the City side.

In his defence, the eight times Premier League winner did say that he refused to be balanced in the company of his punditry sparring partner.

It came in the same day that he'd been accused of bias against Arsenal by Martin Keown, for his commentary during the loss to Brighton.


Neville then argued that Fergie's Treble winners would have 'found a way' to defeat Guardiola's team if they came up against each other.

Given the chance to change his right back to Neville, Carragher did at least give his rival props by describing him as the greatest right back in the Premier League history.

He then said Kyle Walker would get close to the former United man, who then agreed that in many situations the current City man is better than he ever was.

Featured Image Credit: Sky Sports

Topics: Champions League, FA Cup, Football, Manchester City, Manchester United, Premier League, Jamie Carragher, Gary Neville, Monday Night Football, Sky Sports

Ryan Sidle
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