Will Manchester United win another double under Ferguson?
Manchester United opinion: Sir Alex Ferguson is 72 this year, so will he win another double before he retires?
Manchester United are expected to win another Premier League title under Sir Alex Ferguson this season, but will they ever win another double under the veteran Scot?
Quite possibly one of the most memorable quotes for any Manchester United fan, young or old, is commentator Clive Tyldesley screaming: "And Solskjaer has won it!"
It was the moment Ole Gunner Solskjaer toed the ball past Oliver Kahn to win Manchester United the Champions League and, in the process, complete a historic treble.
Premier League, FA Cup and the Champions League: a remarkable season, indeed.
A few weeks ago, Ferguson was on course to lead his team to another treble-winning season until that fateful night against Real Madrid at Old Trafford.
It still left the chance of a double though, which would have been a brilliant achievement in its own right. All United needed to do was beat Chelsea in the FA Cup quarter-final replay, which proved to be easier said than done as Demba Ba scored the only goal of the game and dashed any hopes of more than one trophy for United this season.
Ferguson must have been fit for tears. After the 1999 treble winning campaign, this season seemed like possibly their best shout for a repeat performance as they bounded miles ahead of Manchester City in the league which allowed, although Sir Alex would never admit it, the tiniest bit of slack in the Premier League as he focused on progressing in Europe and the FA Cup.
By no means do I envy any manager in that situation; juggling three competitions in one very tight footballing schedule is not easy.
Sir Alex is by no means a regular manager, though, having been in charge at Old Trafford for 26 years and won a stupendous amount of trophies. So, if there's one man who could manage it, it's him.
The Scot will be the first to admit that he's definitely not getting any younger and at the incredible age of 71, he must be wondering if he'll ever get a chance to enjoy the same feeling he had in the Nou Camp in '99.
Then again, he shows no sign of giving up yet, so who knows? Maybe he's not going to retire until he's achieved this feat one more time.
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