MANCHESTER: Manchester United boss Alex Ferguson has set David Beckham the target of scoring ten goals a season after watching the England captain claim his second goal in two games in the New Year’s Day win over Sunderland.
“David should be getting 10 goals a season for us,” Ferguson told reporters after the match.
“It is a part of his game he should be adding to because he is a good goalscorer.
“When he came back after a little rest last season he started to score goals.
“And though he was unfortunate with his rib injury this year, there is a great freshness about him.
“Overall, he turned in a tremendous performance yesterday.”
The win over Sunderland came at a price with goalkeeper Fabien Barthez forced off with a thigh strain that makes him doubtful for today's FA Cup clash with First Division leaders Portsmouth. – AFP