Man Utd boss Ferguson throws down 40-goal challenge to Rooney

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson wants to see Wayne Rooney hit the 40-goal mark this season.

Rooney struck twice to defeat West Bromwich Albion yesterday.

It took the striker onto 26 for the season and Ferguson believes if he can get himself another 14 in United's final 10 matches, they will not be far off clinching a 20th league title.

"If Wayne gets to 40 goals I will be absolutely delighted because we will be in business then," said Ferguson.

"The City defeat was a bonus I didn't expect but I am happy to be top because only a few weeks ago we were seven points behind them.

"That is credit to the players and the resilience of the squad because as everyone knows, we have had a lot of injuries."

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