Gary Neville has spoken out on the dip he suffered after Manchester United won the Treble in 1999 and has revealed how breaking up with his fiancee at the time 'threw him completely'.
After rising through the Man United academy, the 48-year-old would go on to make 603 appearances for the club, scoring five goals in the Premier League and two in the Champions League during his time at Old Trafford.
He would enjoy a decorated career with the club, wining two European Cups, while also lifting 12 Premier League titles, notably helping Sir Alex Ferguson's side clinch a historic Treble in 1999.
But Neville has claimed after the immense high of winning the FA Cup, Premier League and Champions League that season, he suffered a drop-off.
'When I was 24 and I had that time after the Treble where I dipped, because it was such a high, the Treble was unbelievable,' he told The Daily Ketchup Podcast.
'It was like a journey of 15 years for Sir Alex [Ferguson] since he had come down from Aberdeen and building this team based upon youth and academy players.
'And then we go on to win all three trophies in one season. It was absolutely fantastic. I do think that we all realised that night when we won the Treble that it was never going to be as good again in terms of a single season. We knew that it was the best it could ever be.'
When asked whether it was a mental dip or a drop-off in his performances, Neville admitted that two things had happened to him.
The first was that he had sustained an injury and had struggled to regain his form on his return and the second was that he had split up with his fiancee at the time.
'I'd been seeing someone for about four, five, six years and that relationship broke up at the same time and it threw meRead on m.allfootballapp.com