Sir Alex Ferguson has played down the chances of Manchester United emulating their treble success of 1999.
United are still in contention in the Premiership, the FA Cup and the Champions League this season, but the Scot believes a repeat is unlikely due to the injury problems his side has to contend with.
“We have done well and the players are playing with a great deal of confidence,” Ferguson told Sky Sports News.
“They are showing a lot of maturity they are growing up together which you always hope to get when a new team comes along.
Ferguson claims that no one at United is talking about winning the treble.
“No-one talks about that,” added Ferguson. “It is a possibility but more of an impossibility given the number of games we have, the speed of games and the competition.
“In 1999 we had no injuries to contend with so that was the lucky break we got in that particular year.
“This year we are dealing with a few injuries at this moment in time but we do cope very well with them and we will have a go at everything.
“I think the competition in the Premier Division has got harder in the last few years, there is no question about that,” added Ferguson.
“I think standard, as you can see English teams doing better in Europe now, has risen.
“The quality we have in the Premier League is the highest. I think we have the best division in Europe.
“I think for a while the Spanish league eight or nine years ago they were in front, but I think we have overtaken them.
“The excitement and entertainment you get in the Premier League is second to none.”