David Beckham’s recent remarks have sparked controversy among Manchester City fans, as he claimed that Manchester United were the “first” team to achieve the treble. Beckham made these comments just hours before City lifted the FA Cup.
In an interview, Beckham boldly stated, “There’s only one club that can ever win the first time – and we were that club.” He went on to emphasize the unique achievement of the United team, stating, “We were all homegrown players that had lived and breathed United all the way through and then to win the treble, the way we won it, and also for the first time, can never be done again.”
The response from fans was swift, with many labeling Beckham as “bitter” for his remarks. It is clear that the rivalry between the two Manchester clubs is still very much alive in the hearts of the supporters.
Beckham’s comments have reignited the debate surrounding the treble-winning achievements of both Manchester United and Manchester City. While United were the first English team to achieve the treble in the 1998-1999 season, winning the Premier League, FA Cup, and UEFA Champions League, City are also aiming to achieve same feat having already won the Premier League and FA Cup already this season with a champions League final in the coming days.
The intense rivalry between the two clubs has fueled ongoing banter and exchanges among their respective fan bases. Beckham’s words only added fuel to the fire, as United and City fans engaged in heated discussions online.
As the debate continues, it is evident that Beckham’s comments have struck a nerve with Manchester City supporters, who are determined to defend the achievements of their beloved club. The battle for bragging rights between the red and blue halves of Manchester shows no signs of subsiding, as fans eagerly await the next chapter in this storied rivalry.