Sam Allardyce makes definite choice in Ferguson's United vs Pep's City debate
- Big Sam remembers the days United won the league thrice in a row.
- He reckons City are very close but those United sides were better.
- Part of the reason is there was more competition from lower ranked sides back then.
However tempting it is for Man City fans to compare their team to United treble winners they are just not there and any pundit will tell them that.
Famous Premier League manager Sam Allardyce said on TalkSPORT: ''Fergie won the Premier League three times on the trot [1998-2001 & 2006-2009] and won the treble. I’m just telling the truth. Lots of players have been worse.
''If you talk about the fact Man City are very close, I’d agree with that, but I don’t think they’re quite Manchester United. You forget how great they were in the past, how big the challenges were at the time and how good their players were.''
Part of the reason why City's success is easier to achieve for Big Sam is the fact the league got stronger, but only on one end the table.
He said: ''And I’m not so sure the lower end of the Premier League is quite as good as they used to be in the early 2000s. Personally, I think the teams were a lot stronger in the lower half of the Premier League than they are now.''