Carragher says treble ‘all worthless’ if Man City found guilty of 115 FFP charges after Haaland jibe

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Jamie Carragher insists a Manchester City treble will be ‘all worthless’ if they’re found guilty of any of the 115 Financial Fair Play charges they’re faced with.

City destroyed Real Madrid at the Etihad on Wednesday, with a 4-0 win securing passage to the Champions League final, where they will face Inter Milan on their way to a potential treble.

They could secure the Premier League this weekend and take on Manchester United in the FA Cup final.

Before Carragher bit back at a Manchester City YouTuber, he explained on CBS Sports that City should be looking to “dominate Europe” given their quality and finances.

“There’s only one English team that’s dominated Europe and that’s Liverpool in the late 70s and early 80s,’ the former Reds and England defender said on CBS Sports Golazo.

“Man City are about to win a third league title on the trot, but nobody’s ever done four, so they’re up there with the absolute best.

“Manchester United won three in a row a couple of times, but they never dominated Europe – they won a Champions League, and City have still got to win the Champions League, but when you took at how good they could become, they should be looking at getting that first Champions League in a few weeks.

“But for the quality they have in terms of the manager, on the pitch and their finances – they can buy who they want virtually – they’ve got to be looking at trying to dominate Europe.”

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But it’s those finances that could land them in hot water, after it emerged in February that Pep Guardiola’s side were facing 115 charges of breaking the Premier League’s FFP laws between the 2009/10 and 2017/18 seasons.

Fines, points deductions and even expulsion from the league have been mooted as potential punishments.

And Carragher couldn’t resist bringing up the lingering FFP worries in response to Steven Mcinerney, after the City YouTuber brought up one of the pundit’s early season opinions, in which he questioned whether Erling Haaland had joined the right team.

Carragher tweeted: ‘It looks like [Haaland did] Steven. You said for the first 6 months of the season you weren’t the same, so we have to ask why and one of the reasons we looked at was the role of Haaland Steven, it’s our job! Hopefully you don’t get a guilty with any of those 115 charges which will make it all worthless!!’