Erling Haaland wouldn’t have made it into Manchester United’s treble-winning team of 1999, says Dwight Yorke.
The Manchester City striker has been a huge addition for Pep Guardiola’s side this term, having scored 52 goals already this season.
As well as helping the club to Premier League and FA Cup glory, he and his City teammates are just one match away from a historic treble as they take on Inter Milan in the Champions League final – a clash that is live on talkSPORT.
But when comparing the two teams, Yorke stated that the Norwegian still wouldn’t convince him to break up his famous partnership with Andy Cole.
Speaking to The Sun, Yorke said: “People try to compare the teams.
“We were more physical, we had better players. You can’t tell me they have better than Paul Scholes and Roy Keane. Maybe Kevin De Bruyne would get into our midfield.
“But no defender on the planet would want to face Ryan Giggs at his very best. He was a class act. Look at David Beckham and his delivery of a ball.
“Yes, Erling Haaland is unique but the way we played and the formation we played in, I wouldn’t swap him for what we had.
“We had a great combination with myself and Andy Cole.
“Don’t get me wrong, it is an incredible feat what Haaland has done. Scoring 52 goals in 52 appearances with a game still to go is something else. But I still would take my combination with Andy.
“Also, I would put my money on Jaap Stam handling Haaland and behind him we had the best goalkeeper in the world at the time in Peter Schmeichel.”
Yorke added: “I admire this City team and wish them the best but we will always be the first English team to create history with the Treble — they are just joining us.”