Gary Neville reveals the current Man United players who could have played for treble winning side of 1999

Alex Gidden
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​Legendary Manchester United defender Gary Neville has surprisingly suggested that seven current Red Devils stars would have been good enough to play in the famous treble winning side of 1999.  Arguably Sir Alex Ferguson's greatest achievement as United boss, the Red Devils won the Premier League, the FA Cup and the Champions League all in the 1998/1999 season.  "There's quite a few." Gary Neville: They'd get into Man Utd's treble-winning team - https://t.co/ztYwD6xCrN...

​Legendary Manchester United defender Gary Neville has surprisingly suggested that seven current Red Devils stars would have been good enough to play in the famous treble winning side of 1999. 

Arguably Sir Alex Ferguson's greatest achievement as United boss, the Red Devils won the Premier League, the FA Cup and the Champions League all in the 1998/1999 season.

Having been a regular feature in that very side, Neville is well placed to offer his reflections on what made the team so successful, but despite United's recent fall from grace, the Sky Sports pundit has suggested there are plenty of current players at Old Trafford that are good enough to have played in the treble winning XI.

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"I think there's quite a few who would be able to play in that team," Neville told Omnisport, as per Goal.

"You have to remember, these players now it might be that they're not as good of a team yet as the 1999 side but individually there are some outstanding players in the current squad that could play in that team no doubt.


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"There are some outstanding players. [Zlatan] Ibrahimovic, [Wayne] Rooney, [Henrikh] Mkhitaryan, [Paul] Pogba, [Eric] Bailly, [Antonio] Valencia, [David] De Gea. They are all top players who can play at the highest level.

"Individually, you could definitely get to a point whereby one or two individuals could come into that team and still be very, very strong."

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Despite the high praise for a number of current stars, there can be no doubting that the United team of present has plenty to prove before they can be considered as good as the treble winning team from 1999.

Since Sir Alex's retirement from management, the Red Devils have failed to win the Premier League and have qualified for the Champions League on just one occasion.

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They currently sit fifth in the table this year, but boosted their hopes of a top four finish with an accomplished 2-0 victory over league leaders Chelsea on Sunday and are now just four points behind neighbours Manchester City, who occupy fourth.

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