Regardless of what Man City do in the Champions League final, Dwight Yorke still thinks that Man United’s treble-winning side is the superior outfit.
Plenty of comparisons have been drawn between the Man United side of 1998-99 and this Man City side.
There can be little doubt that both sides rank among the best we have ever seen in English football.
While Guardiola’s side have garnered plenty of plaudits this season, Yorke is adamant that his Man United side has the edge.
“People try to compare the teams,” Yorke told The Sun.
“We were more physical, we had better players. You can’t tell me they have better than Paul Scholes and Roy Keane. Maybe Kevin De Bruyne would get into our midfield.
“But no defender on the planet would want to face Ryan Giggs at his very best. He was a class act. Look at David Beckham and his delivery of a ball.”
Erling Haaland has been the jewel in the crown for City this season, with 52 goals in all competitions.
Despite the Haaland’s goalscoring prowess, Yorke wouldn’t swap him for the players United had in 1999.
“Yes, Erling Haaland is unique but the way we played and the formation we played in, I wouldn’t swap him for what we had.
“We had a great combination with myself and Andy Cole.
“Don’t get me wrong, it is an incredible feat what Haaland has done. Scoring 52 goals in 52 appearances with a game still to go is something else. But I still would take my combination with Andy.
“Also, I would put my money on Jaap Stam handling Haaland and behind him we had the best goalkeeper in the world at the time in Peter Schmeichel.”
While Yorke thinks his United side has the edge on City, he does admire Guardiola’s side.
“I admire this City team and wish them the best but we will always be the first English team to create history with the Treble — they are just joining us.”
The Champions League final should be a fascinating encounter as Inter look to cause an upset in Istanbul.
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