Manchester United striker eyeing treble

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Manchester United’s two-goal hero from the FA Cup demolition Fulham believes the Red Devils can sweep the board of trophies this season.

Javier Hernandez bagged a brace at Old Trafford on Saturday as Sir Alex Ferguson’s men steamrollered a poor Fulham side to set up a fifth-round tie with Premier League strugglers Reading.

The 24-year-old put in a brilliant performance in the victory and afterwards insisted the Manchester United players were desperate to win the competition, as well as the Premier League and Champions League.

“All the people should know we want to win this one, the Champions League and the league,” he said.

“For [nearly] 10 years, all the players have been here, they have not won this Cup.

“The gaffer, my teammates and myself, we want to win this Cup. We have a lot of hunger to win and not to be distracted by the league and the Champions League.”

A Ryan Giggs penalty after only three minutes set up a comfortable afternoon for United and they were handed another home tie in the next round, where they will take on Reading.

Hernandez was bullish about the team’s chances of glory in all competitions this season and it is hard to see past them booking a quarter-final spot at the expense of Brain McDermott’s men.

Ferguson’s side are currently sitting top of the Premier League with a five-point lead over local rivals Manchester City in second place and are heavy favourites to wrestle back the title this season.

Champions League progression, however, looks a daunting task as they have been paired with La Liga champions Real Madrid in the last 16 and Jose Mourinho’s men are starting to hit top form.

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