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Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson dismissed the suggestion in his usual style.
After beating Spurs on penalties to win the English League Cup final on Sunday he was asked if United could complete a “quintuple” of trophies.
“It’s a media thing,” he shot back. “I’m not getting carried away with it. We’re keeping our feet on the ground.”
But with FIFA’s Club World Cup and the League Cup already in the trophy room and with the Champions League, Premier League and FA Cup all realistic targets, it is not just a media thing. It’s a real possibility. Throw in the Community Shield and it becomes a sextuple. Or a “double treble” — which sounds good if you are winning it or even drinking it.