Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is delighted with the way they're spreading the goals around.

Ferguson, whose side trail neighbours Manchester City by two points, feels the fact United have so many different players scoring - as well as a potent strikeforce - could be the key over the next two-and-a-half months.

He said: "Wayne has hit the 21 mark and I'm delighted to see him among the goals because he feeds on confidence.

"I'm sure he will continue to set the pace for the other strikers. Danny Welbeck is nearly in double figures, while Javier Hernandez is getting the feel of scoring again after injury knocked him off balance for a spell.

"I'm also pleased with the spread of our goals, with 17 different players now on the first-team scoresheet."