Manchester United tops

February 7, 2009 at 4:32 am (sports) (, , , , )

United have the opportunity to claim an unprecedented quintuple this term with the team well poised in all competitions.

The Red Devils have already secured the World Club Cup in December and face Tottenham in the final of the Carling Cup on March 1st.

Ferguson’s side top the table in the Premier League and are currently in the last 16 of the Uefa Champions League and FA Cup.

Although the Scot believes that such a feat is unlikely he admits the thought has crossed his mind.

“You would need the luck and you would need to keep all your players fit,” he told Sirius radio.

“If we keep everyone fit then yes, we’d have a chance. When you’re in a competition, you’ve got to try to win it and, as long as you’re still in that competition, you’ve got a chance.

“What we have done well recently is that we’ve had a lot of injuries but the squad has compensated and whatever team I have picked the players have just got on with it.

“But realistically I don’t see it.”

United’s chances of success this term have been given a boost with striker Wayne Rooney set to return from a hamstring injury for Sunday’s clash at West Ham,

The Red Devils’ attack is enhanced further with the return to form of World Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo.

The Portuguese ace’s recent form of four goals in as many games ended a run of 11 games without a goal in all competitions.

“He’ll start to flourish now,” Ferguson said.

“You know what goalscorers are like, when they’re not scoring they’re a bit grumpy and when they are scoring they are the happiest people in the world.”

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