Manchester United legend Andy Cole is a big fan of the club's four-man strike-force.

While Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie remain the first-choice strike pairing, Cole believes back-ups Javier Hernandez and Danny Welbeck can also play pivotal roles.

"I certainly don't think the title will be decided by goal difference this season," Cole told the Mirror. "I think the boss tried to eliminate that straight away [by buying van Persie].

"Robin has made a massive impact since he joined. He's carried on for United where he left off with Arsenal last season, scoring bundles of goals.

"I think he's also joined at a good age. People might say it's not a good age, given he's 29 and United paid £24m for him, but I don't think he has anything to prove to anybody.

"Everyone knows what he can do and I think that makes the transition even easier for him, because he's already shown what he can do and the pressure's off.

"For me, Hernandez is also a key man. People tried to knock him last season, after his second season didn't go as well as his first, but I knew he'd get back to his best form.

"If he keeps on scoring, he virtually picks himself again, and that's a great problem for the manager, to have so many options up front in terms of strikers who are in form and scoring."