Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson believes that Wayne Rooney could yet surpass Cristiano Ronaldo's tally of 42 goals for the club in all competitions in the 2007-08 season.
Rooney netted twice in the 3-0 win at home to Fulham to take his total this term to 32, with Ferguson rethinking his belief that Ronaldo's mark could not be matched.
He told Sky Sports: "I said a while ago it's impossible for a player to get 42, but he is on 32 and there is a challenge there for him.
"He is capable of scoring in the next eight league games and five possible European games, so he has 13 possible games and you never know.
"I wouldn't put it beyond him. I was just glad he got to the 30 mark, but we are enjoying his goalscoring.
Meanwhile, Ferguson was pleased with a victory which took his side back to the top of the Premier League table, adding: "Fulham made us work hard and made us chase for possession.
"They have some very clever and very experienced players and they made it difficult for us. Once we got the early goal in the second half we were much more confident."