So Manchester United have won the European title a historic 3 times in their history, and twice in 9 years, in the most dramatic fashion in Moscow. But do the players, the manager, the fans, want it to stop there?
Sir Alex Ferguson: “The satisfaction of winning it is fantastic. I’ve said before we should have won it more times and three wins has a far better ring to it. Hopefully we can build on that.”
“Defending the European Cup is not an easy thing to do but I think the team is good enough. They will improve next year.”
Rio Ferdinand: “This is a great feeling to be victorious, but this is a bunch of players that are going to do it again. We’re not going to rest on our laurels. We’ll enjoy this moment. But we’ll be thinking about next season in the not-too-distant future because we want to be successful and the players are hungry for more success.”
Nemanja Vidic: “When you pick up the trophy and you celebrate with your team-mates and the fans it makes you want to do it all over again because the feeling is so good. It’s something I’ll always remember and I hope I get to experience it again.”
Cristiano Ronaldo: “We showed this season that we are the best team in Europe and in England and it’s a great feeling. Next season we will try to do the same. I feel very proud. It means everything to me – it is the happiest day of my life.”
Wayne Rooney: “I hope we can win it again. Doing it this year has given us a taste for it and we want to do well again next season. We’ve got some great young players in the squad mixed with experience, so hopefully we can do well again.”
Owen Hargreaves: “I’m not going to reflect on anything. It’s fabulous to get a reward for all the hard work you put in during the season, but for me that’s in the past and I’m looking to next season. I’m looking forward to improving on things I did wrong this season, we’ll sign some new players and keep improving. That’s my goal, I can look back when I’m finished football, but now’s not the time. I’m excited about next season already.”
Ryan Giggs: “I want nights like this again.”
“We want more, we want more, we want more!”
With such a quality-filled, youthful, hungry squad – with the likes of Rooney, Tevez, Ronaldo, Carrick, Nani, Anderson to name just a few – this Manchester United squad aren’t going to settle for what they’ve got, that’s for sure. And with a couple of extra Summer signings, the team will only get stronger.
Doesn’t it feel great to be a United fan right now?!