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Ian Wright Aims 1999 Treble Dig At Roy Keane & Gary Neville Ahead Of World Cup Final

Ian Wright Aims 1999 Treble Dig At Roy Keane & Gary Neville Ahead Of World Cup Final
Gary Connaughton
By Gary Connaughton
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With the 2022 FIFA World Cup drawing to a close, it's fair to say that we have had been provided with plenty of entertainment over the last number of weeks. The majority of that has come on the pitch, although there has also been quite a few memorable moments in television studios.

ITV's coverage of the tournament has been particularly entertaining, with Roy Keane once again the star of the show. Usually appearing alongside Gary Neville and Ian Wright, that trio has been the standout punditry group.

They were on duty once again for the final this afternoon.

Ian Wright throws treble dig at Roy Keane & Gary Neville

Ahead of the game, the pundits were asked by presenter Mark Pugatch about a sense of fate for Lionel Messi at this World Cup. He compared it to Manchester United's treble run in 1999, a season where they had a few close misses before going on to win three trophies.

The Champions League final against Bayern Munich was particularly dramatic, with United scoring two late goals to emerge with a 2-1 victory.


When this was brought up on ITV this afternoon, Ian Wright couldn't help but throw a little dig at his colleagues about the way they had won that game.

Pougatch: Do you [Keane] believe in fate at all? I'm asking because when you won the treble you had some games you could have lost along the way, but when you look back it as a pundit or neutral you might ask 'I wonder if that was just meant to be'. Do you ever believe that it's meant to be for Messi?

Wright: Did you see that final? Bayern should have murdered them!

Keane: I know there is talk about Messi and he is destined to win it, but you have to go out and produce. You need a few break and a few frights along the way, like Argentina have gotten. I don't think a player can sit back for one second and think it's meant to be.

Pougatch: Maybe not the players, but others might. You make that point, but Manchester United still won didn't they?

Wright: Yeah, they did win.

Keane: The supporters might think that.

Neville: As a team, when you've done something before you can feel like something is happening because you've been there before...

Wright: Isn't it more of a thing, especially with 99, once it's done and you look back and think 'we got some luck there'. That's more of a thing.

For those of you who aren't geo-blocked, here is clip.

If looks could kill.


He probably has a point, but very few care about how a team gets there once they get their hands on the trophy.



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