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Manchester United are not a one-man team say Sir Alex Ferguson

Sir Alex Ferguson has stated that Manchester United are not just a one-man team having to rely Robin van Persie.

Since moving to United in the summer, van Persie has scored 21 goals for the reds, ten of those coming in his last ten games.

However, Sir Alex Ferguson believes Manchester United are not only reliant on RVP as many of the clubs players are scoring this term.

Speaking with the Sun, SAF said:

“I don’t go along with the idea we have become a one-man team, 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. Two defenders, Johnny Evans and Patrice Evra, have chipped in with eight between them so it doesn’t stand up to see us as a one-man band overly dependent on Van Persie, brilliant as he has been at both making and taking goals.”

Manchester City tried to sign Robin van Persie by offering him £300,000 a-week contract which he turned down for United and Roberto Mancini thinks that decision could cost his side the title this season.

Sir Alex Ferguson also believes that

“He is absolutely relishing his new challenge, he is the right player, at the right club, at the right time.

“He has a winning mentality but as he points out, it is one that goes right through the squad and one that will hopefully see us push on in both league and the cups and successfully navigate what is a busy and challenging period.”

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By RedManc

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