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“That says something” – Jack Grealish makes bold claim over Manchester City and 2008/09 Manchester United squad



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Jack Grealish has made a bold claim over the current Manchester City squad and recent Etihad Stadium rosters, as well as Manchester United’s iconic 2008/09 side.

The former Aston Villa captain and his Etihad Stadium teammates are hurtling towards a record-breaking fourth successive Premier League title this season, knowing that wins in their remaining three matches would make that a reality.

Manchester City face Fulham and Tottenham in successive away matches in London within a four-day period, before closing out their season at the Etihad Stadium against West Ham United on the final day.

Pep Guardiola and his players have largely retained their remarkable heights from last season, having achieved an outstanding Treble success only ever achieved by Manchester United in 1999 – a campaign that saw City achieve promotion with an iconic win over Gillingham.

Speaking during a new interview with Sky Sports, Jack Grealish has reaffirmed that despite their obvious successes within the game, two iconic Manchester City and Manchester United squads failed to do what he and his teammates achieved last season.

“I’ve said in a lot of interviews that, for me, the team I’m in now – and especially last year – it’s just unbelievable, the togetherness we have,” Grealish admitted. “Over the years, there have been so many top teams in the Premier League that haven’t done what we’ve done.

“Even (Manchester) City’s team in 2018/19, with David Silva, Sergio Aguero and Kevin De Bruyne and Man United’s team in 2008/09, with Wayne Rooney and Carlos Tevez – none of these teams won the treble.”

Grealish continued, “That says something about our team because you can have all of the talent in the world, but you need to have the other side of it as well, like that togetherness of the pitch. That’s something we had so much of and we’ve got it this season as well.

“With the experience we have and the quality we have, we don’t really doubt ourselves. I feel like everyone knows how hard it is to win a treble. We did it last year and it was one of the best feelings I’ve ever had in football, especially having played such a big part in it.

“I just want to finish the season strongly, try and win every competition we’re in at the moment.”

While Manchester City will no doubt have their eyes set on yet another Premier League title, there remains another opportunity to claim silverware alongside their top-flight successes this season, when they face Manchester United in the FA Cup final.

As such, Pep Guardiola and his players could have the opportunity to win four pieces of silverware in a single campaign this season, with their UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup successes potentially being accompanied by a domestic double.