Why Man Utd’s treble IS better than a season unbeaten.
As well as their own contests on the pitch that have been so enthralling down the years, these two sides also like to brag about their unique successes in English football history.
Arsenal are the only club in the modern era (and in a 38-game season) to go a whole league season without losing a single game, and their run of 49 league matches unbeaten is a record in this country.
While that is superb, here’s why Manchester United’s amazing success of winning the treble in 1999 is the superior achievement:
1) More games
It’s simple, but true, if you go all the way in both the FA Cup and Champions League, you’re playing more than just the 38 games Arsenal needed to play to win the Premier League in 2004. That Gunners side only got to the quarter-final stages in Europe and the semis of the FA Cup, meaning United will have had four more games on their schedule in the busiest, most important and most tiring stage of the football season.
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