Sir Alex Ferguson: 'Manchester United aren't a one-man team'

Manchester United striker Robin van Persie celebrates with teammates during his sides match against Liverpool on 13 January, 2013
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Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson insists that his team do not rely solely on Robin van Persie to find goals.

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has insisted that striker Robin van Persie has not been carrying the current Premier League leaders on his own.

The Red Devils have secured a seven-point lead over rivals Manchester City in the table and it has largely been down to the goal threat of the Dutchman, who has netted 21 times so far this season.

"I don't go along with the idea we have become a one-man team," Ferguson told United Review. "Javier Hernandez has weighed in with 12 goals while Wayne Rooney is currently on nine.

"Two defenders, Jonny 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."

United are currently preparing to face Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane this weekend.

Manchester United defender Patrice Evra celebrates scoring his teams second goal against Liverpool on 13 January, 2013
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