Manchester United have had a lot of success over the years, but the 1999 team will always be remembered as one of the best in the world. During this season, the club managed to lift three major titles in the form of the Premier league, FA Cup, and the Champions League. One of the main reasons for the manager Sir Alex Ferguson achieving this incredible feat was the strength in depth of the squad. He had four good quality strikers at his disposal, which enabled him to rotate his squad without any loss in quality. However, Ferguson believes that he has a much better squad now that he had in 1999.
United have had an incredible first half of the season. They have managed to open a five point advantage in the Premier league table, while they have also progressed to the fifth round of the FA Cup and the last 16 stage of the Champions League. United’s progression to the fifth round of the FA Cup is extremely important for Ferguson, who has not managed to win this tournament since 2004. The club will be facing Real Madrid in the last 16 stage of the European competition. This has led to the manager saying that his current squad is better than the one of 1999.
“When you look at those lads up front, if they can each get to the 20 mark, we will really be in business. The options we’ve got now all round the park, if we can keep everyone fit, are as good as I’ve had in my time here,” said Ferguson after the 4-1 win over Fulham in the fourth round. United will be facing Premier league opposition in the form of Reading in the next round. They will be playing against Southampton in the next Premier league match.