Ferguson caught in striking dilemma

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson admitted that he has no idea what to do with his four in-form strikers after Javier Hernandez's brace against Braga.

... and the comeback is complete!

By ESPNSTAR.com staff

Hernandez sparked United's comeback against Braga with a double despite going two goals down within 20 minutes.

Coming after a weekend where Danny Welbeck, Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney all found the net in the 4-2 win against Stoke on Saturday, Ferguson admitted that he has no idea what to do with four in-form strikers in his ranks.

He told ITV: "[Chicharito] is improving all the same and he's got such enthusiasm for the game. He trains magnificently.

"He's got me thinking, I must say that. He's got me thinking about him and Van Persie, Rooney and Welbeck.

"I don't know what to do with them, to be honest with you."

Ferguson chose to rest captain Rio Ferdinand and Patrice Evra with a double header against Chelsea and a crunch match against Arsenal looming, deploying Michael Carrick and Alex Buttner in their stead. The Scot defended his decision, insisting that the move is worth it in the long run.

He added: "I think we did the right thing. It wasn't Michael Carrick's fault for the goal - the first goal - he did his job well.

"He can take the ball out from the back for us, his passing was terrific.

"I think you have to look at the big picture. Rio, at his age, big game on Sunday against Chelsea, then Chelsea on Wednesday and Arsenal on the Saturday... we've a massive problem coming up now and it's important to use and utilise the squad that we have.

"OK, at the moment, with Vidic out and Jones and Smalling not available, putting Michael at the back there is not the best but he does the job well."

The 70-year-old concluded with more praise for his strikers, who again pulled through to rescue United's injury-ravaged defence this season.

He said: "It's been the story of our season at home, starting badly and losing goals. We're having to fight back to rescue games and it's the front players who are doing that for us.

"I must say, some of our football was terrific tonight - some fantastic football, we created a lot of chances - but it is a concern, losing the goals."



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