Date: 31st July 2009 at 10:17pm
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Sir Alex Ferguson believes United can cope with the loss of Cristiano Ronaldo but admits that he can’t be replaced directly: everyone have to play their part and tactics must be altered.

‘Obviously Cristiano is a big loss in terms of the goals he gave us.

‘But we will just have to find the goals from somewhere else and our tactics

ill adjust accordingly. Fans will see us playing a slightly different style of

ootball this season.

‘Usually you look to score about 100 goals in all competitions, so we are aiming for that again. If we are going to win the league again or do well in Europe we certainly need players to step up.

‘Going back a few years, we could always guarantee goals from Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs and David Beckham, who always pitched in with about 10 a season.

‘Those goals from midfield have dried up a little in recent years, so we have to address that.

‘I will be looking to Park, Nani, Valencia – even Welbeck and Macheda – to contribute 40 goals between them. The defenders will contribute a few from set-pieces too.’


Well that’s a bit over-optimistic for me… what do you think? Are those players capable of matching the targets Fergie set them?