Arsenal’s Invincibles were pretty good, Liverpool under Jurgen Klopp aren’t doing half bad either, but it’s Manchester United’s treble winning side who are the best of the lot.
This is the view of legendary commentator Peter Drury, who in his excellent career has seen his fair share of elite sides.
Drury has seen the likes of Liverpool, Man United and Arsenal all have their heyday
He was keen to point out how we’re in an age where two great sides are reaching incredible heights in the Premier League – Manchester City and Liverpool.
Drury, who will be back in the commentary booth for Amazon Prime Video, told “Manchester City and Liverpool over the last two or three years have been extraordinary teams to the point where we’ve taken 98, 99, 100 points in the Premier League for granted. We shouldn’t be taking that for granted – that’s extra-ordinary.
“The football Manchester City were playing when they got to 100 points week after week after week was just unbelievable and Liverpool in their title year week on week on week were playing incredible stuff so none of that should be forgotten.”
Guardiola has won two Premier League titles with City
And this current Liverpool side is writing itself into greatness too
Going back a bit further, Drury also paid tribute to Arsenal’s Invincibles who incredibly went the entire 2003/04 league season unbeaten, something no other English side has managed.
He’s seen some great sides outside of British shores too, Real Madrid’s Galacticos and AC Milan when Kaka and Andriy Shevchenko were at the peak of their powers are also worthy mentions by Drury.
But the best team he’s seen during his commentary career is Manchester United and their stunning campaign in the 1998/99 season which saw them win the Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League that clinches it.
Many English sides have tried but failed to match Man United’s treble-winning campaign and that’s why they clinch it for Drury
After careful deliberation, Drury added: “The Invincibles were pretty good! Bergkamp, Henry and all that bunch – they were a beautiful team.
“The Manchester United of the late ’90s and early ’00s were a compelling team, there’s the Milan team of Shevchenko and Kaka, the Real Madrid Galacticos that David Beckham was in, Zidane, Roberto Carlos.
“The French national team that won the World Cup and Euro 2000.
“But do you know what? Still, nobody has done what Manchester United did in 1999 so until someone does I’d say in my professional span, you’d have to say that’s the most successful team.”
Amazon Prime Video will be broadcasting 23 Premier League fixtures this December including two full rounds of fixtures on the 15th 17th and 28th 30th December, featuring matches such as Liverpool v Tottenham Hotspur, Wolverhampton Wanderers v Chelsea and Everton v Manchester City.