One trophy enough for Ferguson

Sir Alex Ferguson insists he would consider the season a successful one if Manchester United bring just one trophy to Old Trafford.

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."