We’re not a one-Van team – Alex Ferguson

 We’re not a one-Van team ALEX FERGUSON insists Manchester United are not a one-Van team.

Robin van Persie, 29, has made a stunning start to his Old Trafford career, scoring 21 goals including 10 in his last 10 games.

But boss Fergie reckons United are not overly reliant on the Dutchman.

The Scot said: “I don’t go along with the idea we have become a one-man team.

“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.

“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.”

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini said earlier this month that missing out on signing Van Persie could cost his side the title.

And Fergie agrees with his rival that the £22million hitman could be the difference come May.

He added: “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.”

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