Pep Guardiola got a message from Sir Alex before Champions League win

Pep Guardiola gestures after the match.

Manchester City have become only the second English club to win the Treble after Manchester United in 1999 Reuters/Andrew Couldridge.

Pep Guardiola led Manchester City to a 1-0 win over Inter in the Champions League final and ended the club’s wait for European glory, matching and breaking some long-standing records in the process.

Arsenal lost the grip on the first place in the Premier League after spending 248 days at the summit. Manchester United faltered within 12 seconds at Wembley. Inter’s resolve lasted for 68 minutes. The City train kept rolling, albeit contentiously, and in Istanbul reached the heights that only one English team – Manchester United – achieved before Saturday.

Pep Guardiola has matched Sir Alex Ferguson’s historic feat of winning the Premier League, the FA Cup, and the Champions League during the 1998-99 campaign.

Manchester is now the only city in Europe with two treble winners, and it’s fair to assume, the red part of the city isn’t going to enjoy watching the blue side parade three trophies in the same season.

While the United faithful were dreading the day, Sir Alex sent a message to Guardiola on the morning of the big day for the noisy neighbours.

After lifting the Champions League trophy, the City boss revealed that he got a message from the United legend that ‘touched him’. He further added that it’s ‘an honour’ to repeat the Treble.

The way Sir Alex Ferguson masterminded one of English football’s greatest moments is still talked about with pride and nostalgia by not only United fans but all of the football world. Guardiola, meanwhile, faces questions on how his City got here on the back of being charged with 115 alleged breaches of Premier League rules.

But for now, the City bosses, Guardiola, his players, and fans are unlikely to care. The Treble is theirs, and Manchester is Blue!