By ESPNSTAR.com staff
Although the Red Devils have been guilty of some poor defensive performances, Sir Alex Ferguson's men lead the Premier League table thanks to their superior conversion rate.
In his column for The Sun, former striker Shearer declared the current Manchester United attacking quartet comprising of Wayne Rooney, Robin van Persie, Javier Hernandez and Danny Welbeck to be the best group of forwards ever to don the club's colours.
"Robin van Persie, Wayne Rooney, Danny Welbeck and Javier Hernandez is the most frightening array of attacking talent Alex Ferguson has ever had," he stated.
"And, yes, I include the fantastic four from 1999 of Andy Cole, Dwight Yorke, Teddy Sheringham and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer."
Although the United strikers have scored several vital goals this season and are well on their way to achieving Ferguson's 100-goal target, the 42-year old pointed out that other members of the first team have also chipped in a strike or two.
"On Friday Ferguson targeted the 100-goal barrier in the league for his team - and already they have 29 from 11 games. Add to that nine in four Champions League games and five in two Capital One Cup games and it makes an incredible 43 goals in 17 games this season," Shearer marvelled.
"It is not just about relying on one man in Van Persie - they have had 13 different scorers this season."
In addition, Shearer also praised van Persie, Rooney, Hernandez and Welbeck for contributing more than just goals.
"Van Persie is the main man and his link-up play with Rooney makes it look like they have been together for years. More goals will come for Rooney undoubtedly as he is world class. Welbeck needs to improve his goals-per-chances ratio but his work-rate opens up spaces," he wrote.
"The little Mexican [Hernandez] went quiet last season after a fantastic first campaign but he is alive again. Ferguson talks a lot about his movement - and it is fantastic. The way he set off for that Paul Scholes through-ball for his first goal [against Aston Villa] is an example of that. He is always darting around the penalty area to get an opening."
The Red Devils have come from behind to win a number of their games in this campaign, and the former Magpies captain considers their ability to do so a testament to the character of Ferguson's squad.
"What they all have, as do the whole Manchester United team, is that unwavering belief that they are going to score, they are going to win. Just witness this week. In Braga they were 1-0 down and playing poorly going into the last 10 minutes. They won 3-1. It was the same in the home game against the Portuguese side when they were 2-0 down and won 3-2," Shearer described.
"Then Saturday at Villa Park. A tenacious Villa side played extremely well and deserved a 2-0 lead. Again United came back and won this time 3-2. This is no fluke. It is not as if it is just this Manchester United team either. Every team Ferguson has produced does this."
Manchester United travel to Carrow Road to play Norwich in their Premier League fixture this Saturday.