The turn of the year is usually the time when managers set out their intentions and hopes for the remainder of the season. Wenger reckons Arsenal are still in the title race, whilst our own manager has ruled us out of winning all trophies.

United look almost certain to be playing in the League Cup final and are in a favourable positions in the league. However, Sir Alex Ferguson believes there is no chance of us winning all the competitions we’re still in.

“To win one major trophy is unusual but nice all the time,” said Ferguson. “But there is no chance of winning all four competitions we are left in this season. It is appetising and we will have that opportunity if we are still in them all come March and April, but it is not realistic. I won’t be making any ridiculous statements about winning the lot. We would have to be very lucky in terms of everyone still being fit and we have got a job to do in the league.”

Ferguson also reflected on our start to the season, claiming it was only satisfactory, whilst acknowledging all the tough fixtures we’ve had.

“Our start has been very difficult,” he added. “Every game we have had after a European match has been away from home. And when we came back from Japan we were away again at Stoke on Boxing Day. We have also had away games against all the top sides. So our start has been satisfactory, but not perfect at the moment. We are in a very competitive league, but we still have a good chance of keeping our title.”