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Fergie: Strikers key to glory

Sir Alex Ferguson reckons his three front-line strikers can deliver trophies this season by scoring 20 goals each.

Last Updated: 09/11/12 at 12:38 Post Comment

The summer acquisition of Robin van Persie has given the Manchester United manager a pool of forwards he has already compared to the treble-winning quartet from 1999.

Van Persie has 11 goals already, a rejuvenated Javier Hernandez has six, and even a modest return of three for Wayne Rooney is no cause of concern for Ferguson.

"Robin's experienced. He had eight years at Arsenal which helps and he's come to us at the right time, there's no doubt," said Ferguson, who also has Danny Welbeck in his squad.

"He's got us 11 goals so far and Chicharito is on six and getting back to what he was a couple of years ago - a summer's rest has helped enormously.

"He's looking fresh and aggressive with his running, always a handful, and Wazza will get to 20 goals plus, I'm sure of that. It's a healthy combination we've got up there.

"Last year we lost on goal difference and I don't expect us to lose on goal difference again - Robin may make that difference. Wayne had goals last year and the way Chicharito has started this season I'm certain he'll get to 20 plus."

Of United's four main strikers in 1999 only two, Andy Cole and Dwight Yorke, reached the 20-goal mark.

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ell that really inspires me with confidence. No point in training, deciding on a coherent formation, or playing players in their best positions, let's just hope we get lucky.

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believe this is because for sepp Christmas is a 7 day feast finishing on the 25th

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alcao really needs to shine now. Apparently according to the stats, he scores more when played up front alone. I wonder if Van Gaal will actually apply a formation to get the best out of him though.

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