Man Utd boss Ferguson delighted with prolific strike-force

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has hailed his prolific strike-force as the title campaign draws to an end.

"One of the encouraging things is the goal difference is helping us," he said. "That's deserved because we've attacked all season and have put an attacking emphasis on our game.

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"Cristiano Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney and Tevez have scored over 70 goals between them. That's a great return from three players."

United put one hand on the title with Sunday's 2-1 victory over Arsenal and Ferguson admitted the competition has been ferocious this season.

"It's been a really competitive league," he said.

"Arsenal and ourselves spent a long time competing for that top spot and Chelsea have crept us behind us.

"It's very easy to dismiss them now but when we beat Arsenal we knew we were right back in the ball park of going for it.

"Last night's result was a bonus for us. Our hardest game was at Middlesbrough earlier this month - we dropped two points there.

"It was a massive result for us against Arsenal. It could still go to the wire and we can't take it for granted.

"We could lose to Chelsea and we could lose all our remaining games. It's a very difficult league these days."

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