According to Gary Neville, Manchester City stars Erling Haaland, Kevin De Bruyne and Rodri are crucial to Manchester City’s hopes of winning the treble this season.
The comments come after De Bruyne was deemed not fit enough to feature against Fulham on Sunday.
“I don’t think they’ll do that [endanger their treble chances by looking too far ahead] because every game is so important for them,” Neville said on Sky Sports’ Super Sunday coverage.
“It would be disappointing for them [if they didn’t win the treble] because when we won the treble back in 99’, there was no evidence to suggest we were better than the Arsenal team because they won the league and the double the year before. When you look at the actual Champions League final, Bayern Munich were an exceptional team, who had a better record in Europe than us, so we were, if you like, always doubted to the very end whether we could go through and do it.
“With City now, they’re so superior to the teams they’ve got left to play. Obviously, they do meet history in Real Madrid, in the Champions League semi-final, but then you’ve got to dismiss that type of thing – that’s emotion. It does exist in football sometimes where a team in a stadium can galvanise something, we’ve seen that before, but I think City now will really fancy themselves.
“They’re in such good form, all the players are fit. I’m not quite sure what’s happening with De Bruyne today and why he’s not in the squad – maybe we’ll find that out – but only injuries to Haaland, De Bruyne, and maybe Rodri, I feel, would leave a massive dent in their treble hopes. I’m keeping my fingers crossed something happens!”