One trophy enough for Ferguson

Ferguson’s men have the chance to emulate the United heroes of 1999

this term by securing a much-coveted Treble, with the Champions

League, Premier League and FA Cup still in their sights. But the

Scot is adamant he would be satisfied seeing United lift just one

piece of silverware. “We must have a chance (for the Treble), a

very difficult one. More difficult than it’s ever been. We’ll just

try to do our best,” said Ferguson. “I always feel anyway that,

going away from the greed of achieving three trophies, if you’re

winning one major title a year then you have to be happy with that.

“If it turned out we only won one of those big trophies, I’d be

delighted with that.” United are currently top of the league with a

five-point lead over nearest rivals Arsenal, while their campaign

resumes this weekend after the international break with a trip to

West Ham. Ferguson admits the title race is likely to come down to

his side and the Gunners but, with things tight at the head of the

table, he has not ruled out a late surge from the other teams in

the top five. He added: “It looks as if it’s going to be us and

Arsenal, but you never know. “Manchester City, Chelsea and

Tottenham are still in the frame. You can’t dismiss them. But there

are some important games coming up. “The way I look at it is every

game is a winner now. “These are must-win games, in the sense that

every time you get three points, it’s another step closer to the

finish line.”