Manchester United’s hopes of winning three trophies this season humbly went up in flames against Sevilla on Thursday night and a Liverpool icon made mockery of it.
Liverpool hero Robbie Fowler has stormed into Manchester United after the Red Devils saw their hopes of a ‘Mickey-mouse treble’ truncated by Sevilla.
Erik ten Hag’s men were aiming for the Europa League semi-finals in Andalusia after a 2-2 draw in the first leg. However, they came off the wrong end of a humiliation.
An error-strewn performance from the Red Devils saw them thrashed 3-0 in Spain and seal another European departure. United’s exit also ended the club’s hopes of winning three trophies this season, having already lifted the Carabao Cup against Newcastle earlier in the season.
However, they remain firmly in the hunt for the FA Cup and will face Brighton in the semi-finals of the competition this weekend. After their European hopes were dashed, Liverpool hero Fowler delivered a subtle jab at United.
On Twitter, he shared a photo of himself alongside Jamie Redknapp and Sami Hyypia, who then held the UEFA Cup, League Cup and FA Cup after Liverpool won all three trophies in the 2000/01 season . The post was accompanied by the caption ‘Mickey Mouse Treble’ as well as a laughing and crying emoji to indicate that their trio are not as highly ranked as the Champions League, Premier League and FA Cup.
To make matters worse for United, it looks like they may not be the only club in England to have won a treble. As things stand, the Red Devils are the only side to have won the Champions League, FA Cup and Premier League treble.
Led by Sir Alex Ferguson, they won the Premier League, Champions League and FA Cup. However, Red Devils icon Gary Neville fears Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City side could break the records this season.
The reigning Premier League champions are still in contention for their title while also playing in the Champions League and FA Cup, where they will face Real Madrid and Sheffield United respectively.
After their win over Leicester, Neville said: “They’ve settled in now – they’re hitting the home stretch. The treble was mentioned in the studio […] it’s definitely on.
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“They can do the treble. They can win the European Cup, they can win the FA Cup, they can win the Premier League.
“There’s still a long way to go [and] they could form a team to make them along the way. But they are very, very close. Too close for comfort!
Manchester United will look to bounce back from their Europa League exit this weekend as they face in-form Brighton at Wembley Stadium.