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Pep’s Man City is still not as good as Fergie’s treble winning team – Allardyce

BRIGHTON, ENGLAND - MAY 12: Vincent Kompany of Manchester City lifts the Premier League Trophy after winning the title during the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Manchester City at American Express Community Stadium on May 12, 2019 in Brighton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
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Sam Allardyce believes Manchester United’s treble winners are still better than the current Manchester City side.

Pep Guardiola’s team wrapped up back to back titles against Brighton on Sunday afternoon. with a total of 198 points in two seasons.

Having secured the League Cup and the Premier League title, the Citizens would clinch a historic domestic treble if they beat Watford in the FA Cup final.

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MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 13: Manchester United Manager Sir Alex Ferguson presents Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with a print of his winning goal celebration from the 1999 Champions League Final prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Arsenal at Old Trafford on December 13, 2010 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Some have suggested that this City side are the best in English football history, but former England manager Allardyce did not agree with that notion.

Allardyce told Talksport on Tuesday: “I’m not so sure they beat Fergie yet.

“Fergie won the Premier League three times on the trot [he actually did this twice: 1998-2001 and 2006-2009] and won the treble.

“If you talk about the fact Man City are very close, I’d agree with that, but I don’t think they’re quite Manchester United.

“You forget how great they were in the past, how big the challenges were at the time and how good their players were.

“And I’m not so sure the lower end of the Premier League is quite as good as they used to be in the early 2000s.

“Personally, I think the teams were a lot stronger in the lower half of the Premier League than they are now.’

Alan: “#MCFC are the best team I’ve seen in the Premier League.”

Sam: “Fergie’s team did the treble & won the league three times in a row… You forget how good United were.”