Giggs is worried (Picture: Getty Images)Ryan Giggs expressed his concern that Manchester City will win the quadruple this season but insists Pep Guardiola’s side will need a fair smattering of luck to get over the line on four fronts.
The Wales manager – who spent his playing career with City’s bitter rivals Manchester United – begrudgingly revealed his admiration for United’s noisy neighbours who are on course for a historic four-title haul.
City received a huge slice of luck as they fought back from 2-0 down to beat Swansea 2-0 on Saturday, with a disputed penalty and an offside winner helping them on their way to the FA Cup semi-finals.
Guardiola’s men received even better news just a day later as United crashed out of the competition leaving unfancied Wolverhampton Wanderers, Brighton and Hove Albion and Watford left in the draw.
Guardiola’s men are on course for glory (Picture: AFP/Getty Images)With the League Cup trophy already secured, City are neck-and-neck in the Premier League title race with Liverpool and are into the Champions League quarter-finals – where they face Tottenham Hotspur – and there is a genuine feeling they could capture four trophies this season.
It would eclipse United’s famous 1998/99 treble. Giggs was a part of that famous Sir Alex Ferguson side that won the Champions League, FA Cup and Premier League but he’s concerned their rivals will go one step further.
When asked about their chances of doing the quadruple ahead of Wales’ clash with Trinidad and Tobago, he smiled: ‘I’ve got enough to worry about, please don’t bring that up!
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‘City are a fantastic team, aren’t they. They’ve already got one and United going out of the FA Cup makes it a bit easier for them.
‘But they’ve got a long way to go. Just like us in the Treble you need a lot of things to go for you, that bit of luck, which they had at the weekend. It will be interesting to see what they can achieve.’