Ferguson sets Manchester United 100 goal target

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Sir Alex Ferguson has set his Manchester United players a target of scoring 100 Premier League goals this season, reports the Daily Mirror.

The Red Devils have already netted an impressive 29 goals in their first 11 games, and are well on course to reach a century by the end of 2012/13.

Summer signing Robin van Persie already has eight league goals following his £24million move to Old Trafford in August, and with Wayne Rooney, Danny Welbeck, and Javier Hernandez to compliment the deadly Dutchman, it's clear to see why United are so affluent in attack.

"We have 15 goalscorers this year and it's definitely helping us at the moment," said Ferguson. "I look back to that season in 2000, when we were three goal short of 100 in the Premier League.

"The last game was at Villa Park, when we had the opportunity to get to 100 but didn't quite make it.

"It would be nice to think we could do that. But the satisfying thing for me is the goals around the team. To have 15 different scorers is quite healthy."

Manchester United made no such mistake in yesterday's Premier League clash against Aston Villa, coming from two goals down to claim a dramatic 3-2 victory at Villa Park, courtesy of a hat-trick from super-sub Hernandez.

The Mexican forward has now netted seven goals in his last five appearances, which is sure to delight Ferguson. But, it's the overall spread of goals throughout the team that is most pleasing for the 70-year-old Scot.

"It's getting ridiculous now because Jonny Evans and Patrice Evra have both scored two - they've doubled their tally in their careers!

"But we'll take them from anyone. As long as the strikers are scoring and we winning matches, it doesn't matter who gets the goals. I'm not caring who gets them."

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