Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has admitted that his team’s strengths are in their “attacking options”.
United have experienced several injuries in defence and this season they have been less than convincing at the back.
However, Ferguson was delighted with some of the play from the forwards in the 2-1 Champions League victory against Cluj on Tuesday. Summer signing Robin Van Persie started a match for the first time with Wayne Rooney and the pair combined for both of United’s goals.
Ferguson said: "There was some promising stuff the other night.
"We played really good football at times and it was interesting to play Rooney, Chicharito [Javier Hernandez] and Van Persie together. It gives us some thoughts and options for certain games.
"I think our strength is in our attacking options. I put Shinji [Kagawa] on the bench and I have got to think about [Paul] Scholes, [Ryan] Giggs and [Michael] Carrick now, which just heightens the problem about picking teams. I hope I pick the right one."
The United boss will be hoping his attacking options are on form again on Sunday when they travel to face Newcastle in the Premier League. The Old Trafford outfit are boosted by the recovery of defender Jonny Evans from a dead leg but Ferguson is still without a number of other players including centre-backs Phil Jones, Chris Smalling and Nemanja Vidic.