“I’ve bought tickets for Wembley,” Neville told The Times. “I’m thinking, I want to be there to watch Man City beat Man Utd and potentially go on to win the treble, but I also want to be there for potentially Man Utd stopping them. For that 5 per cent chance it might happen!
“Do I want City to win the treble? No! No! No, I don’t. Nobody wants City to win the treble if you’re a Manchester United fan.
“But if they do the job and beat Manchester United [in the FA Cup final] and Inter Milan [in the Champions League final] you’d just have to hold your hands up and say, “This manager and this group of players have achieved something unique.” And that, actually, it’s quite fitting if this manager does it.
Sir Alex Ferguson deserves to be the only manager in history to have done the treble because he’s the greatest but if Pep Guardiola joined him, he’d be a worthy companion, because I think he is equal of what Sir Alex Ferguson achieved.”
Man City have enjoyed a sensational second-half to the season, winning 11 league games in a row to overtake long-time Premier League leaders Arsenal and clinch a fifth title in six years.
United, meanwhile, have largely impressed in Erik ten Hag’s first season at Old Trafford, winning the League Cup and seemingly securing a return to the Champions League next season. Both sides clash on June 3.