Peter Schmeichel makes light-hearted Manchester United dig at Ruben Dias
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Peter Schmeichel has jokingly told Ruben Dias that Manchester City won't win the treble this season - because they will be unable to beat Manchester United.
City stormed their ways into the Champions League final on Wednesday with a 4-0 win over Real Madrid in the second leg of their semi-final tie, and need to win just three more individual games to be crowned Premier League, FA Cup and European Champions.
Schmeichel was on reporting duty for CBS Sports, and spoke to Dias after the game.
"When we spoke, you said there was a long way to go for the Premier League for the Champions League," Schmeichel, who infamously made several hundred appearances for Manchester United before joining City and was part of the Red Devils' 1999 treble winning side, began. "But now you're one game away to win either tournament. How does that feel?"
"It feels like it's not done yet," Dias replied. "Definitely very close now in three competitions. Three finals to play. I am very happy for the special moment tonight, the way we did it, the way we were able to keep our ground and show our personality and way of playing. Very aware that even though the moment feels very special and there's a lot of happiness right now, we still have three finals to go."
When asked if he thinks his side can realistically lose a game, Dias replied: "The mindset is that we can't lose a game, but in reality anything can happen. We are aware of that. Not just our own knowledge, but also the experiences we have had in recent years.
"We know that anything can happen and that's the biggest help we can have, the fact that we know nothing is done yet and we will chase it like it's the first game of the season."
The interview seemed no different to normal, but Schmeichel changed his tone towards the end.
"I am convinced you are going to win the Premier League," he said. "That is absolutely sure. And I'm also convinced that you're going to beat Inter. But to win the treble, you've got to beat Man United, I'm not sure you can do that!"
Dias burst into laughter as the friends enjoyed the joke, before responding: "Well, I guess no one knows, but for sure we will give our best."
"Good luck with everything, apart from one game," Schmeichel laughed.