United on course for 100 league goals - Ferguson
PREMIER LEAGUE:Alex Ferguson believes Manchester United are on course to score 100 Premier League goals this season for the first time. His side have already managed 26 in 10 matches, with Robin van Persie striking eight times.
The Dutchman is one of 13 different finishers for United in the league.
When becoming champions in the 2009-10 season Chelsea returned 103 goals, the only time a club has broken the century barrier in the Premier League. United’s best is 97 in 1999-2000, with last season’s 93 from Manchester City the third-highest.
“We have 15 goalscorers this year [in all competitions] and it is definitely helping us at the moment,” Ferguson said.
The Scot takes United to Aston Villa today, and he said of reaching 100 this campaign: “It would be nice to think we could do that. That season in 2000, when we were one goal short of 100 in the league [actually three], the last game was at Villa Park – we had the opportunity but didn’t quite make it.
“The satisfying thing for me is the goals around the team. Fifteen different scorers is quite healthy.
“It’s getting ridiculous now because [Jonny] Evans and [Patrice] Evra have scored two – they’ve doubled their tally in their careers.”