London, May 13 : Manchester United coach Alex Ferguson believes his team will get better and better, as it is presently a young and developing side.
Having built five great teams in his 22 years as Manchester United boss, Ferguson says that when he first arrived at Old Trafford in 1986, the team was a million miles away from what it is now.
"When I first came to the club, I had to build the first team which was, without question, the hardest task.
It was a difficult time for the club. There were a lot of big decisions that needed to be made. We cleared the decks, brought in Pallister, Ince, Phelan, Webb and Wallace.
It was a baseless team in the sense that there were no recent trophies to sell the club to the players who were coming in, no trophies to defend. So that was hard work. We managed to get to the FA Cup final in 1990, but it wasn't easy.
Then the next season you saw the shaping of the team. To win the Cup Winners' Cup against Barcelona - you can't do that without some credit due," The Sun quoted him, as saying.
"The 1994 team was our strongest one, mentally and physically. Experience-wise, it was a fantastic team. But when you win the Treble, as we did in 1999, then - rightly - you've got to be elevated beyond that," he added
Having lost the title to Arsenal in 2002, United bounced back with another triumph in 2003 but after that went three barren years without league glory. During that time Fergie knew rebuilding work would have to be done again as names like Beckham, Butt, Keane and Phil Neville were jettisoned.
Ferguson said: "It's so hard to do things like that because a lot of players become like family.
"This is a really great team and if it wins the Champions League has the right to be called the best," he said.