Fergie set for striker dilemma
Sir Alex Ferguson accepts he is going to have a 'big problem' juggling his striking options at Man Utd in the coming weeks.
Last Updated: 23/08/11 9:54am
Sir Alex Ferguson accepts he is going to have a 'big problem' juggling his striking options at Manchester United in the coming weeks.
United have enjoyed a perfect start to the new season, with Ferguson having paired Wayne Rooney and Danny Welbeck in the opening two Premier League games.
Last season's top scorer Dimitar Berbatov has been restricted to a substitute's role, while Javier Hernandez is now back to fitness and Michael Owen is also recovering after a back problem and illness.
Federico Macheda and Mame Biram Diouf, meanwhile, are back at Old Trafford after loan spells last season and Ferguson acknowledged he is spoilt for choice.
"If you look at Berbatov, Owen, Hernandez and Rooney, they all have different qualities," said Ferguson.
"You have to utilise all that and make changes as best you can.
"The horrible part for me now is with having Javier back, what do we do? It is going to be a big problem for me."
Ferguson also praised Welbeck after the he scored one and created another in Monday's 3-0 win over Tottenham, and the United boss feels the youngster has benefited from his loan at Sunderland last term.
He added: "Danny is a big, rangy, long-legged boy who can gallop really quickly.
"Once he gets his legs going he is quick. He is a good footballer and has a great attitude when he loses the ball.
"He has always had ability but made slow progress because when he was growing he had a bit of a knee growth problem, so we knew we had to wait for him.
"We put him on loan to Sunderland last season and that is when he became a man. He has grown up. He is still only 20 years of age and the lad has a great future."