Steve McManaman exclusive: “Manchester City are just as strong as last year – the winners of their tie with Real Madrid should become European champions”

Steve McManaman
McManaman was man of the match in FA Cup final and League Cup final wins for Liverpool in the 1990s (Image credit: PA)

Manchester City are chasing a second historic treble this season – and Steve McManaman believes they’re just as strong as last year.

City beat Real Madrid 4-0 at the Etihad last May on the way to winning the Champions League for the first time in their history, completing the treble after also bagging the Premier League and the FA Cup.

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Chris Flanagan
Senior Staff Writer

Chris joined FourFourTwo in 2015 and has reported from more than 20 countries, in places as varied as Ivory Coast and the Arctic Circle. He's interviewed Pele, Zlatan and Santa Claus (it's a long story), as well as covering the World Cup, AFCON and the Clasico. He previously spent 10 years as a newspaper journalist, and completed the 92 in 2017.