He said: "I believe the desire is still there in the squad.
"I see them and they are great lads. They are fantastic with their training and their commitment is first class.
"You saw how good Vida (Nemanja Vidic) was and how good Rio (Ferdinand) was when he came on. They are a great group of players and a very experienced group of players. They have been winners all of them.
"They all have medals and when you have won you want to win more. They are all still hungry and determined to be successful."