Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has a lot to celebrate this week; with Old Trafford through to the Champions League semi final, and in the winning seat for the Barclays Premier League title and FA Cup, emulating the glory of 1999 looks closer than ever.
“I think we've hit our form," Ferguson told Sky Sports.
"I don't think there's any doubt about that. You've seen it in the second half at West Ham and the performance at Chelsea, plus the performance tonight.”
Ryan Giggs was quoted as saying that the mentality at Manchester United is a lot like the 1999 treble winning year. And when Ji-sung Park scored within a minute of Chelsea looking slightly close to victory last night, Giggs’ sentiments were reiterated.
"It's a really good moment for us and the players are enjoying it. I think they're relishing the challenges they've got now. You see the momentum the team's under at the moment,” Ferguson said.
"Momentum is a great thing. everyone's desperate to play on Saturday against Manchester City and they're all desperate to play in every game now.
“The bonus I've got is that all my players are getting fit again now, and that's a great boost to us."
Returns from injury have also served to boost Manchester United’s treble hopes, with returns of Wes Brown’s, Antonio Valencia, Rio Ferdinand, Nemanja Vidic and John O’Shea over the last couple of weeks. It seems everything is coming together at exactly the right time, which Ferguson believes came to fruition against Chelsea last night.
"We had some fantastic performances. Ji-sung Park, Chicharito upfront. Ji-sung Park's record of goalscoring in big games is fantastic and he's done it again.
“It was a fantastic finish. Wayne played to his maximum. He was up for it. In the first game he was outstanding and tonight he did his job right. I thought all over no-one let us down."