Previews: Next stop Fulham for United juggernaut

The sixth-round tie comes in the middle of a hectic period for Alex Ferguson's side, who beat Newcastle United 2-1 on Wednesday to retain their seven-point lead in the title race, but the thought of scooping all five competitions they entered this season will be driving them on.

As well as the League Cup, which they won on penalties against Tottenham Hotspur last weekend, United have also captured FIFA's Club World Cup and are well-placed to reach the quarter-finals of the Champions League after drawing 0-0 with Inter Milan in the San Siro.

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