Old Trafford

Next Game

Man Utd v Tottenham

Saturday, 08 August 2015, 12:45

Barclays Prem

Last Game

Man Utd 0 - 2 PSG

Thursday, 30 July 2015, 02:00

Int Champs Cup North America

Smalling: Fergie wants treble

Sir Alex Ferguson has called on his Manchester United players to step up their quest for the treble.

Last Updated: 18/02/13 at 19:44 Post Comment

Sir Alex Ferguson is targeting a repeat of United's 1999 treble

Sir Alex Ferguson is targeting a repeat of United's 1999 treble

Ferguson's team are already 12 points clear in the Premier League and in a strong position in the Champions League following their 1-1 draw in the first leg of their tie with Real Madrid at the Bernabeu.

They face Reading in the FA Cup on Monday night and victory would set up a quarter-final clash with either Chelsea or Middlesbrough.

Therefore the prospect of a repeat of that historic 1999 campaign is beginning to get clearer. And whilst in public Ferguson is sticking to the mantra of one game at a time, behind closed doors he has left his players in no doubt what they are capable of.

"The manager has stressed that he expects to go to the end in all three competitions," said defender Chris Smalling.

"The FA Cup is notoriously unpredictable. Luton reached the fifth round this year, which shows that anything can happen so there is no point looking too far ahead.

"But our home form has been good and another victory can give us the impetus to kick on and get to another final."

United's last final appearance was in 2007, the first to be played at the new Wembley, when they were beaten in extra time by Chelsea.

It means they have not won the competition since defeating Championship outfit Millwall in 2004, which came as a surprise to Smalling.

"I was quite shocked at how long it has been since United won the FA Cup," said Smalling. "It is a massive competition and one we all look forward to.

"Before we played West Ham in the third round, the manager stressed how much we wanted to win this tournament.

"There are quite a lot of lads who haven't won it despite being here for quite a while."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

G

ood lord that's got me unnecessarily excited. Damn you Storey. Cut to Liverpool being crushed under the wheels of Sparky's Stoke Machine and Firmino brought off the bench to no effect. It's the hope that kills you.

suarez_blind
Roberto Firmino: Steel To Complement The Silk

N

o Schweini? Have to admit that I did a little sex wee when we signed him and I can't wait to see him in action!!!

spence
F365's Top Ten Players We Can't Wait To Watch

I

think he'll do quite well. My only reservation would be Kagawa, who had similar stats to Firmino in the bundesliga before he came, but time will tell.

GVMUFC
Roberto Firmino: Steel To Complement The Silk

Footer 365

Sky Sports awarded La Liga for another three seasons

Sky Sports will remain the home of La Liga for another three seasons thanks to a new broadcast agreement announced today.

Jose won't get involved in Stones pursuit

Jose Mourinho has admitted he would rather the transfer window be closed during the season despite Chelsea's continued pursuit of John Stones.

Liverpool can take City's CL spot - James

Manchester City are in danger of surrendering their place in the top four of the Premier League to Liverpool, according to David James.

Mail Box

Chelsea Are Stronger Than Last Season

One Chelsea fan points out that they won the league last year and have improved, so... Plus thoughts on United worries, pre-season predictions, Valdes and Chuba...

Louis Van Gaal Only Wants Football Robots

Louis van Gaal only wants players who are human robots, apparently. It's a great Mailbox, with thoughts on Chelsea, Audi Cup, Fabregas, Lingard and Joe Gomez...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company