Fergie sets Berbatov 25-goal target

27 December 2010 09:30
Sir Alex Ferguson has set Dimitar Berbatov a 25-goal target for the season after Manchester United's record signing kept their Premier League title campaign on track with a double to beat Sunderland. Berbatov scored both in a 2-0 victory far more comprehensive than the scoreline suggests, with even Black Cats boss Steve Bruce admitting his side deserved nothing from a one-sided contest. It took the Bulgarian to 13 league goals for a campaign when Wayne Rooney has not managed one from open play. But Ferguson is demanding more from the £30.75million man. "There are certain games when we like to play one up front and three central midfield players, Dimitar understands that," said Ferguson of Berbatov's omission from the starting line-up against Arsenal a fortnight ago, even though he scored five on his previous outing. "But his form has been terrific. He is on 13 goals now. If he can get us to 25, we need one more to get around that figure, then we will have a good chance."

Source: PA