Since signing Robin van Persie from Arsenal, Manchester United were being called a one-man team where only one player influenced the score. However, Fergie insists that he is not everything about Manchester United.
“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.
Persie is not the only one scoring goals for United. Tom Cleverley, Johnny Evans and Patrice Evra are other players who have got their names on the scoreboard.
“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.
However, this does not mean that Ferguson does not consider Robin to be a great player.
“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.”
His winning mentality along with the team’s efforts could lead United to their 20th title this season.
Compiled by Rida Mehtab (@RidaaMehtaab on Twitter)