Last Updated: Sat, 16 Feb 2013 11:11
Sir Alex Ferguson has played down talk of the Treble, but claims his Manchester United squad is stronger than his 1999 champions.
The Red Devils chief has his side fighting it out for the big three trophies this season as they sit 12 points clear at the top of the Premier League table, are well placed in the Champions League last-16 tie with Real Madrid as they take a 1-1 draw back to Old Trafford for the second leg, and have an FA Cup fifth-round home tie against Reading on Monday.
Ferguson has confirmed that he will have to rotate his squad for a hectic run of five games in the space of 20 days, but he feels that whoever comes into the side is of sufficient quality to help guide the team to victory.
And he says that is a luxury he was not afforded in 1999 when they did pull off the historic Treble.
He told the club's website: "The squad I had then is not nearly as strong as the squad I have got today. But the reality is that we should not get carried away.
"When we went to the Champions League final in 1999, Roy Keane and Paul Scholes were suspended, but Henning Berg was the only injury.
"I had to pull in a player, Jonathan Greening, who had only played once or twice in the first team. He got a medal for being on the bench. That gives you an idea of the strength of the squad.
"Now I could change a whole team. We have a whole group of internationals who weren't involved on Wednesday."
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