‘It is not even a question to me at all! You can only compare when a team has actually done it’: Wes Brown insists there are no comparisons to make between Liverpool and Manchester United’s 1999 Treble winners
- Wes Brown does not think Liverpool can be compared to United’s treble winners
- That team won the League title, Champions League and FA Cup in 1998-1999
- Liverpool are 22 points clear at the top of the table and 37 clear of their rivals
- But the 40-year-old believes there are successful times ahead at Old Trafford
Wes Brown is adamant there are no comparisons to make between Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool and Manchester United’s 1999 treble winners.
The Reds are top of the Premier League by 22 points and look certain to be crowned champions before the end of the season.
Their level of consistency prior to last weekend’s defeat to Watford had led some to question whether they could match the 1998-1999 United team but Brown does not think they deserve to be mentioned in the same breath.
Wes Brown is adamant Liverpool cannot be compared to Manchester United’s treble winners
Brown was part of the team that won the League, Champions League and FA Cup in 1998-1999
The former Red Devils defender was part of the treble-winning side and explained just how difficult the achievement was.
‘This Liverpool team is a very good team,’ Brown told talkSPORT.
‘They’ve totally dominated in the league this season but until someone actually does the treble there are no comparisons to make.
‘It’s not even a question to me at all! You can only compare when a team has actually done it. Winning the treble is such a difficult thing to do.’
United beat Bayern Munich in the Champions League final with two injury time goals
The former defender does not believe Klopp’s Liverpool can be mentioned in the same breath
The Reds are 22 points clear at the top of the league table and 37 points ahead of rivals United
Brown’s former club are 37 points behind Klopp’s side but have seen an improvement in form since returning from the winter break.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team are undefeated in their last eight matches after making it through to the last-16 of the Europa League by thrashing Club Brugge 5-0 last week.
Brown believes his old teammate is laying the foundations for a successful future at Old Trafford.
‘Ole’s a top man…I think he’s gone the right way about building the team,’ the 40-year-old added.
‘Ole brought in some signings at the beginning of the season in Harry Maguire, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Dan James and in January Bruno Fernandes and Odion Ighalo have come in and I think it’s just starting to come together.
The 40-year-old believes his former teammate is building an exciting team at Old Trafford
‘I know Bruno has only been there a short time but you can see the confidence he brings to the team. He’s a player that wants to do well and he’s got the ability to do it. You can see players running in now and I think that’s a big step forward.
‘The club can see what Ole’s doing and they’ll get behind him and support him.’
United could progress to the quarter-finals of the FA Cup if they can get past Championship side Derby County tonight.
A date with Norwich City at Carrow Road awaits the winners of the tie.
United are now unbeaten in their last eight matches and could still win two trophies this year
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