Scot plays down chances of winning the Treble this season though.
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has claimed that he has a stronger squad at his disposal now than when the Red Devils won the Treble in 1999.
United are still on course to repeat that feat this season, having left the Santiago Bernabeu with a highly-creditable 1-1 draw in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie on Wednesday night.
And, the Scot is optimistic about the club’s chances of winning yet more silverware this campaign.
“We have a stronger squad now,” Ferguson said in his press conference at Carrington on Friday.
“It’s not easy to rotate but it has to be done. The biggest responsibility lies with me to pick the right team. We have a lot of important games.
“When we went to the [Champions League] final, [Roy] Keane and [Paul] Scholes were suspended but Henning Berg was the only injury.
“I still 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.
“It is nice to look back on these things and think how it was done at that particular time.
“But the reality is that we should not get carried away, particularly in the FA Cup when anything can happen. You don’t want to be a shock.”
“After Monday we have a league game against QPR, then Norwich, before Madrid again,” Ferguson added. “Then we’ll use the full squad.
“In many people’s eyes Monday would be, ‘Yes, it’s Reading, we have just been to Madrid, it was a great night, Monday will take care of itself.’
“Monday can’t take care of itself. We have to take care of that.”