Fergie dismisses quintuple

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Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has dismissed his side's chances of winning an unprecedented quintuple.

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Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has dismissed his side's chances of winning an unprecedented quintuple this season. The Red Devils have already won the Fifa Club World Cup and the Carling Cup, while the Premier League champions hold a four-point lead in the defence of their crown. United are also in the FA Cup semi-finals and the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals, making glory on five fronts a possibility. But while Ferguson has reiterated that his current squad is the best in his time at Old Trafford, the Scot has played down the chances of a historic campaign. He told the New Statesman: "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. "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."

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