Fergie sets 100 PL goal target for Man U in ongoing season

Last Updated: Sat, Nov 10, 2012 11:00 hrs

Manchester United boss Alex Ferguson has set a target of scoring 100 Premier League goals for his club this season.

United have plundered 26 goals with a quarter of the season gone and are on course to reach a century this term. New to United, Robin van Persie has also scored eight league goals already.

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

"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," he added.

One area of concern for Ferguson is penalties, with United having missed four of seven they have been awarded this season. Star striker Wayne Rooney also missed a penalty in last weekend's 2-1 win over Arsenal, the report said.

"If you hit the target, you're relying on the keeper to make a great save. If he does, full marks to him, but you have to give yourself the chance of making sure he has to make a great save," he said. (ANI)

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