In 1999, United's four hitmen terrorised the Premier League and Europe.
Now, Fergie is about to unleash another shooting gallery - this time five strong.
Ferguson said: "I had four excellent strikers then, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Andy Cole, Dwight York and Teddy Sheringham.
"We hope these players develop to the same level. With young players you have to wait." The United boss believes Federico Macheda and new boy Javier Hernandez will complement Wayne Rooney, Dimitar Berbatov and Michael Owen.
Fergie added: "I have Owen and Berbatov with their experience and Rooney is now starting to mature in that middle-20s age. Then there is Macheda and Hernandez.
"Hopefully, Hernandez will win many games for us because he looks goals all over."