Peter Schmeichel recently declared: “Our group in 1999 didn't have two great players per position like now.” But is this Manchester United side better than the squad which won the historic treble?
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It is impossible to compare players but we can examine the two squads.
Sir Alex Ferguson said he believes the current group has more depth than the squad in 1999. “Yes, numbers wise,” he said. “When we went to the [Champions League] final, [Roy] Keane and [Paul] Scholes were suspended, but Henning Berg was the only injury and I had to pull in Jonathan Greening, who had only played once or twice, and he actually got a winner's medal for sitting on the bench. That gives you an idea of the respective strength of the squads.
Treble dreams are over for United now after last night's unlucky Champions League exit but a league and cup double is still achievable.
The squad may be stronger, but is this United side better in defensive or in attack than the 1999 treble winners?
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