Fergie dismisses talk of going for quadruple

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London, Mar.1 (ANI): Sir Alex Ferguson has dismissed all talk of a Manchester United quadruple, insisting he would willingly settle for just one trophy this season - the Champions League.

The United boss and his star-studded squad are back on familiar territory today, stepping out at Wembley to face Spurs in the Carling Cup final.

ut on the eve of a game that could be the start of a unique quadruple, which would also encompass the Premier League, Champions League and FA Cup, Ferguson made his startling confession.

"I would be happy winning just one thing this season and that would be the Champions League. That would be great for us. Yes, it would mean back-to-back wins in the competition, which hasn't been done in the Champions League format before," The Sun quoted him, as saying.

"But more important we have only won it three times and we need to do better," he added.

He added: "To win the Champions League again would be better than equalling Liverpool's record of titles (18). Yes, definitely. I think we should have won it more times. We should be up there with the Bayern Munichs, the Ajaxs, the Liverpools given the history of this club."

Even if we were two points behind in the league and really challenging for it I would still say for us right now the Champions League is more important," Ferguson said.

Not that Ferguson's startling statement means that United will be taking their foot off the accelerator pedal in the other competitions, including today's clash with Harry Redknapp's Spurs. (ANI)

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Story first published: Sunday, March 1, 2009, 16:27 [IST]
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