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Manchester United's Double Winning Team Voted Premier League's Greatest Ever

Ryan Sidle

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Manchester United's Double Winning Team Voted Premier League's Greatest Ever

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Manchester United's Premier League and Champions League double winners of 2007/08 have been voted the best team in Premier League history.

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Sir Alex Ferguson's great strength was that he was able to build several Premier League winning teams over a number of generations, something no one else has done in the era.

Amongst his achievements is the incredible Treble winning team in 1998/99, which won the league, Champions League and FA Cup in one season.

However, many have often believed that the 2008 version, who fell short in the FA Cup, were actually the better team and they've been voted the best.

The double winners, which included the likes of Wayne Rooney, Cristiano Ronaldo and Carlos Tevez, have been voted number one, beating the Treble winners as well as the likes of Arsenal's Invincibles and Manchester City's 'centurions.'

Whilst the Treble winners of nine years before got a higher percentage of votes, the double winners got more votes than the team who won more.

As well as becoming European champions, both teams have the added achievement of being part of a run of three Premier League title wins in-a-row.

Only United have managed it to date, with the Treble win kicking off three years of domination, whilst the double winners were were defending the title, and would go on to win it one more time.

Fergie's later side also nearly defended the Champions League title, and would have been the first side to do so, but ran into Pep Guardiola's incredible Barcelona in the final, losing 2-0.

United celebrate with the title in 2008. Image: PA Images
United celebrate with the title in 2008. Image: PA Images

As well as the two United teams, Arsenal's undefeated season of 2003/04 came second, which is without doubt one of the great achievements of the Premier League's history.

Arsene Wenger's team didn't lose a game in the league all season but their 12 draws, lack of cup success and the fact they couldn't follow it up with another title, with the Gunners without a league title since, no doubt going against them.

Guardiola's Manchester team getting 100 points in the 2017/18 season is third on the list, City beat United by 19 points that season and followed it up by defeating Liverpool by a point the season after.

Arsenal's undefeated champions could not create a legacy and defend the title, or win it since. Image: PA Images
Arsenal's undefeated champions could not create a legacy and defend the title, or win it since. Image: PA Images

The Reds take up fourth on our list for their impressive win in 2019/20, which ended 30 years without the title heading to Anfield.

Jurgen Klopp's team won the title by 18 points and were agonisingly close to reaching the century mark themselves, on 99 points, having gone the first 27 games only dropping two points.

The Treble winners come next and they're followed by Chelsea's 2004/05 title winners, when Jose Mourinho's team only conceded 15 goals all season, which is an incredible achievement.

Leicester City's title win in 2015/16 rounds things off, with Claudio Ranieri's shock victory still considered one of the greatest surprises in sports history.

Topics: Premier League, Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea, Leicester City

Ryan Sidle
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