Fans blast Pep Guardiola for remembering watching Manchester United’s 1999 treble ‘like a little boy’
Fans have mocked Pep Guardiola for saying he watched Manchester United win the Camp Nou treble ‘like a little boy’.
And it’s easy to see why the misstep was picked up, as the Manchester City manager was 28 when the game took place.
Guardiola was actually in his final years at Barcelona when United completed their famous victory over Bayern Munich to seal the only European treble ever achieved by an English side.
His City side are looking to repeat that feat with the Premier League title already secured and the FA Cup and Champions League finals yet to come.
And when asked how difficult it would be to beat United and Inter Milan in the next two finals, Guardiola mixed his deadlines.
“I’m starting to think about the treble and if we’re able to go to Istanbul with both titles, now I can consider that OK, we’ve won a title, we could do it,” Guardiola began.
“But look at United, it was once in a lifetime in the UK and the way they won against Bayern Munich at the Camp Nou, I was there as a little boy, how they won it. “
Fans were quick to jump on the comment, posting photos of Guardiola aged 28, when he was already old enough to have a baby boy of his own.
He also received some heat for another comment from Celtic fans when he said it was ‘once in a lifetime in the UK’.
The Scottish team indeed achieved the feat in 1967 by winning the four trophies on offer, thus becoming the first British team to become European champions.