In the days where 'recession', 'credit crunch' and 'global economic crisis' are on everyone's minds and lips, a different word is buzzing around the thoughts of football fans in Britain at the moment: ‘quintuple.' It's enough to set Manchester United supporters' hearts racing and fans of their rival teams into despair.
So, what exactly is this quintuple? Well, the Red Devils have 'two down and three to go.' They've already won the FIFA Club World Cup in December, thanks to their victory over Liga de Quito and on Sunday, defeated Tottenham Hotspur on penalties to lift the League Cup.
The Red Devils have the chance to go ten points clear of nearest challengers Chelsea and Liverpool at the top of the Premier League if they win their game in hand against Portsmouth, face Fulham away in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup and have home advantage against Inter Milan in the last 16 of the UEFA Champions League.
But 'quintuple' is a word that is driving Sir Alex Ferguson crazy for different reasons. "I'm not getting carried away with it, only the media will," he said. "We will keep our feet on the ground.
"We do not speak about that stuff [the quintuple]. We'll take each game as it comes. We don't get ahead of ourselves and think of which silverware we are going to win next. We could go to Fulham in the FA Cup, the ball comes off someone's backside and we are out of that one."
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