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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Ferguson dismisses one-man team jibes

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is adamant that his side haven’t become a one-man team following the summer arrival of Robin van Persie.
After years of carrying Arsenal with little silverware to show for it, the Dutchman decided to leave the Emirates, sparking a bidding war between some of Europe’s top clubs and punters who bet on premier league transfers were left wondering where to put their stake.
United eventually won the battle, with the 29-year-old arguing that his decision was based on the Red Devils’ extra desire to sign him.
Sir Alex’s men missed out on the Premier League title on goal difference last term but it doesn’t like it’ll be the case this time around, with the likes of Javier Hernandez and Danny Welbeck rediscovering some of their form to aid Wayne Rooney.
However, it’s been RVP who has been the real star, already surpassing the 20-goal mark for the campaign, helping his new side to establish a clear lead at the top of the standings.
A number of these strikes have helped United seal crucial results, leading Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini to suggest that the Dutchman could be the difference in the title race.
Some premier league betting news writers have suggested United rely too heavily on the former Feyenoord man, such is his importance to the team.
Ferguson is understandably delighted with his new star but insists his side are more than a one-man team.
"I don't go along with the idea we have become a one-man team," Ferguson told United Review.
"There was a time in our history when one man did carry us for a while. Eric Cantona kept us in contention with his goals when a few others were off the boil.
"But things are quite different now. Javier Hernandez has weighed in with 12 goals while Wayne Rooney is currently on nine.
"He is absolutely relishing his new challenge. He is the right player, at the right club, at the right time,” he added.

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