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Ferdinand not sidetracked by Treble talk
Published : 12 Apr 2011 09:00:02
Rio Ferdinand insists the possibility of becoming a Manchester United Treble hero offers no extra motivation ahead of Tuesday's Champions League showdown with Chelsea at Old Trafford.Despite being derided as a pale imitation of previous United teams, Sir Alex Ferguson's present squad are preparing for their all-English quarter-final decider still in which a chance of emulating the men of 1999 by lifting the club game's three biggest prizes.Yet, according to Ferdinand, the subject has not even been discussed in the Red Devils dressing room."The treble is not a motivation," he said. "Our motivation is each competition. If that amounts to winning the double, a single trophy each year or the treble so be it."I don't think the players who won the Treble were saying `this is it, we want to win the Treble'."It is about making sure this club wins a trophy every year. If you win one and you see another one, you want to try and win that."