David Moyes’ side entertain Norwich City having come back from behind twice to win 3-2 at Old Trafford on Saturday.
That relieved plenty of pressure on Alex Ferguson’s successor, although United are still only eighth in the table, and United manager Moyes made no secret of the fact he wants to go all the way in the League Cup as well as challenge for the more prestigious trophies.
“My idea was to come here and win all the trophies,” said Moyes, after Ferguson insisted recently that winning any silverware in his first season in charge would represent a major achievement for his fellow Scot. “From the first day I’ve set out to win everything I possibly can and if I come up short with some of that we’ll find out at the end.
The big plan
“My thought is to win everything I go for, every trophy we win and every game we play. So that’s the plan. I don’t know how many years it was before Sir Alex won his first trophy — maybe four years (Ferguson took charge at Old Trafford in November 1986 but didn’t win his first trophy with the club until the 1990 FA Cup) — and I think someone told me Sir Alex went seven years before he won his first Premier League title (in the 1992-93 season).
“And he is the most successful manager in the land by a long, long way. It just shows you, it can take time to get things right. It certainly did for Sir Alex.”