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Ferguson admits Man Utd striker riches after New England win

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson admits the striker situation in his squad is set to give him plenty of headaches.

The Red Devils defeated MLS outfit New England Revolution 4-1 in their first US tour match in Boston thanks to two goals from young Italian Federico Macheda, one from veteran Michael Owen and a cherry on the cake from midfielder Park Ji-sung.

With Wayne Rooney, Javier Hernandez, Dimitar Berbatov and Mame Biram Diouf also in the mix, Ferguson says it there will be plenty of tough decisions this summer.

"That's going to be a headache for me," Ferguson said in his postgame press conference.

"Having Mame Diouf back and Macheda back, its' going to be picking from six strikers, which is not a bad thing. But sometimes it can be a confusing aspect of the team choices.

"I think the problem for Michael last year - and the same is applied to other strikers, Berbatov in particular - was that the form of Chicharito was just too good and you couldn't leave him out.

"You saw Macheda's finishes today - they were first class," Ferguson added. "He's got something special at 19 years of age. I still have great hopes for him.

"Rooney and Berba and Chicharito and Michael Owen all [have] great experience.

"I'm trying to do my best. I don't think about it if I'm as good as them; I think they're great and I have to become great. They are very, very good players. But if the boss would give me the chance, I'd take it."

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