Fergie ready for goal glut

Sir ALEX FERGUSON is backing Wayne Rooney and Javier Hernandez to each hit the 25-goal mark this season.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 14th September 2011, 6:02 pm

The pair have contributed ten between them in Manchester United’s stellar start to the season, with Rooney currently topping the Premier League scoring charts with eight.

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It was enough to earn the 25-year-old a comparison with Pele, amongst others, from Ferguson yesterday.

And although there is a question mark over whether Rooney will get the chance to line up alongside Hernandez when United face Benfica at the Stadium of Light this evening, the prospect of what lies ahead is one to relish for the United boss.

“Two years ago Wayne’s target was to go over 30 and he reached it very quickly,” Ferguson said. “If he gets to that target again I will be absolutely delighted because with Javier’s ability to score we could have two goalscorers well above 25.”