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23/12/2011 18:32, Report by Adam Marshall

More goals, please

Sir Alex is looking for more goals from midfield in order to take some of the pressure off the likes of Wayne Rooney and Javier Hernandez in attack.

The fact that the five goals at Fulham were all netted by different scorers pleased the boss after Michael Carrick broke a 70-game Barclays Premier League duck in the victory at QPR.

"It's unusual when you score five goals like the other night," stated the manager. "We can't always depend on Chicharito or Wayne to score all the goals.

"The spread is very pleasing. One of the criticisms of this team has been a lack of goals from midfield. We can't always depend on the strikers."

One of those to find the net at Craven Cottage was evergreen midfielder Ryan Giggs, who kept up his remarkable record of scoring in every top-flight season he's been involved in.

"I thought Ryan Giggs was unbelievable on Wednesday," admitted Sir Alex. "Danny Murphy was finding it very difficult.

"We know Ryan's incredible though - it's an established fact. He is an incredible footballer."

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