Ex-Manchester United striker Dwight Yorke has called for more recognition of his former team’s treble-winning exploits as hopes grow that Manchester City will emulate their cross-city rivals’ historic 1999 achievement.
City completed the first leg of a potential treble by winning the Premier League title last week and would become only the second team to win all three trophies if they win the FA Cup and UEFA Champions League final next month.
It will see Pep Guardiola’s team match the achievements of Alex Ferguson’s team 24 years ago and Yorke, a key figure in that all-winning side, wants greater recognition for the exploits of his teammates.
“They’re not outdoing us, they’re adding to what we’ve achieved,” Yorke said during a visit to Hong Kong this week. “I think people forget that, they (are) trying to put this City team on a pedestal that no other team has done.
Yorke’s former club could derail City’s hopes of winning all three trophies as Erik ten Haag leads United into a meeting with their cross-city rivals in the FA Cup final on 3 June.
But if Guardiola’s men win that clash at Wembley, City will face Inter Milan in Istanbul on June 10 in the Champions League final with the chance to claim a historic third trophy and cap a remarkable season. Will happen.
City’s success has prompted comparisons between Guardiola’s and Ferguson’s teams, but Yorke believes discussions should wait until the end of the season.
“Why are we talking about it until they’ve done it?” They said. “(Wait) till you’ve done it. People are getting ahead of themselves here.