Winning the Treble in 1999, a feat no other team in this country has ever achieved, was a great moment in Manchester United’s history. The close run games in all three competitions left United fans on the edge of their seat for the final two months of the season. The FA Cup semi-final going to a replay and then extra time before it was won. Going 2-0 down away from home against Juventus in the Champions League semi only to come back to win 3-2 by full-time. Paul Ince scoring a late equaliser for Liverpool, believing he had denied us the title, only for us to win it by one point on the last day of the season. The dramatic Champions League final whereby we scored both our winning goals in injury time. It was just a mad year!

Sir Alex Ferguson has today played down the idea of us seeing a repeat of this achievement this season, regardless of what the press might be saying.

“The thing about cup football is you need to be the best but you also need a lot of luck and I think it’s asking too much for all the games to go your way,” said Ferguson. “The one thing I will say is, this squad is the best I have ever had. Every game we play, I feel confident. At the moment, every attack fears our defence and every defence fears our midfield and attack. That gives you confidence but it is too tough a call.”