Fergie to play awesome foursome at the Bridge?

September 20, 2008
By Soccernet staff

Sir Alex Ferguson may let his big-name striking quartet all loose on some unfortunate Premier League opponents.

It is unlikely for Manchester United's trip to Chelsea, especially as neither Dimitar Berbatov nor Cristiano Ronaldo are match fit, but it is something Ferguson is willing to try.

Should those two play alongside Carlos Tevez and Wayne Rooney, the strikeforce would cost well in excess of £100million.

"You could play all four," said Ferguson.

"You would have to sacrifice something but I once ended up with Peter Schmeichel as a centre-forward, so I am sure I could end up with those four as well."

In reality, the United boss is likely to spread the load as his side challenge for honours on all fronts.

It is a very similar position to the one Ferguson found himself in during the historic 1999 Treble-winning season, when Andy Cole, Dwight Yorke, Teddy Sheringham and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer provided the ammunition.

"It was hard to leave players out then," recalled the United boss.

"No matter what combination I chose - and they were all terrific - you were always disappointing two.

"But the name of the game is to win.

"If I have a strong squad this season - and hopefully I have now I have brought in Berbatov - then it is the right thing to do.

"Whether it gives me 1% improvement or 10% it doesn't matter, improvement is what we are looking for."