Javier Hernandez has signed a new five-year contract with Manchester United.
The Mexican striker has been a revelation since arriving from Chivas Guadalajara last summer in a £10million deal.
He scored 20 times in all competitions in his debut campaign, helping United win the Premier League and reach the Champions League final, and has started this term in impressive fashion.
Real Madrid had been linked with a big-money move for the 23-year-old in recent weeks but Hernandez has now committed his future to the Old Trafford club, handing Sir Alex Ferguson a welcome boost after Sunday’s humiliating 6-1 defeat at the hands of rivals Manchester City.
Ferguson said: “The last player I remember making an impact as big and as quickly as Javier is Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and he reminds me of Ole a lot.
“His talent for creating space in the box and his finishing ability mark him out as a natural goalscorer. Off the pitch, he is a pleasure to manage. He works very hard and is a popular member of the squad.”
Hernandez, who came on as a sub during United’s loss to City, added: “Playing for Manchester United has been a dream come true for me. I never expected my first year to go so well and I’m delighted to commit my future to United.
“To win a title and appear in a Champions League final was fantastic. I’m looking forward to helping my teammates as we bid to win more trophies for this great club.”
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Hernandez hands Man United boost by penning new five-year contract