Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is two wins away from winning his second treble in his managerial career.
However, standing in his way is Manchester United, who are looking forward to winning the FA Cup against their neighbors.
Also, Guardiola will face Inter Milan in the Champions League final in Istanbul on June 10, 2023.
The Spanish manager is likely to surpass Sir Alex Ferguson’s treble.
Alex Ferguson vs. Pep Guardiola treble
Sir Alex Ferguson won the Premier League, Champions League, and FA Cup in the 1999 season.
It was a beautiful season for the club, and Sir Alex was the first Manchester United manager to win the treble in England.
Pep Guardiola won the treble in Barcelona in the 2008/09 season. He defeated Manchester United in the Champions League and won the Copa Del Rey and Spanish La Liga.
That same season, Pep Guardiola won the sextuple with the same team. The Barcelona team, which consists of Lionel Messi, Xavi Hernandez, and Andrea Iniesta,
Most Goals Involvement Under Pep Guardiola and Sir Alex Ferguson
Dwight Yorke was the highest goal scorer under Sir Alex Ferguson. The former Manchester United striker scored 29 goals and created 19 assists in all competitions.
The second player with the most goals involvement was Andy Cole. The former English striker scored 24 goals and created seven assists in the 1999 season.
The third player, who was a free-kick specialist, David Beckham, scored nine goals and created 18 assists.
Under Pep Guardiola,
The 2009 World’s Best Player, Lionel Messi, scored 38 goals and provided 19 assists. The Argentines broke different records that season.
He was Guardiola’s most destructive weapon. The second player with the highest goal contribution was Samuel Eto’o, who scored 36 goals and created eight assists.
Xavi scored 10 goals and created 31 assists. That was an exceptional stat from a midfielder.
Number of Points Gathered in Their Respective Leagues
Manchester United won the Premier League with 79 points, ahead of Arsenal with 78 points. Manchester United only lost three matches on their way to winning the league.
Barcelona, on the other hand, dominated the Spanish La Liga like no other. They finished with 87 points, ahead of their title rival, Real Madrid, who had 78 points.
Domestic Cup Results of Manchester United and Barcelona The Season They Won the treble
Manchester United defeated Newcastle 2-0 in the FA Cup final in the 1998–99 season. The goals came from Teddy Sheringham and Paul Scholes to win the FA Cup title.
In the Champions League Final, Manchester United scored two goals in the extra minutes of the second half to defeat Bayern Munich 2-1.
Teddy Sheringham and Ole Gunnar Solksjaer were the goal scorers in the match.
Under Pep Guardiola, Barcelona defeated Athletic Club 4-1 in the Copa Del Rey Final to win the title. Yaya Toure, Lionel Messi, Bojan, and Xavi were the goal scorers.
Barcelona defeated Manchester United in the Champions League final 2-0, with Lionel Messi scoring with a famous header and Samuel Eto’o destroying Manchester United.