The Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has said that he feels that the Mexican striker Javier Hernandez is back to his best. The Mexican scored 20 goals in his debut season for the club, but has not been a first-team regular since then. The arrival of the Dutchman Robin van Persie has worked to the detriment of the 24-year-old this season, as he has been largely used as a substitute. However, he has been able to make a huge impact as a substitute because he has rescued United for a number of occasions already this season.

Due to his immense contribution as a substitute, Ferguson has decided to start him in the recent match against Newcastle. He took his goal tally to 10 goals this season after the final minute goal in the match against Newcastle. It helped United win the match 4-3, but Ferguson was more impressed with the contribution by Hernandez. The injury to Wayne Rooney means that Hernandez will now have to play a more prominent role within the team, but the manager reckons that he is now back to his best and will have no trouble coping with the demands of regular first-team football. The 24-year-old was thought to be unhappy at the club due to the lack of first-team action.

“He has been doing it all season. Every time Javier has played he has contributed. He has got 10 goals now and that is despite not playing every week. On Wednesday he could have scored four or five. Javier’s effort and enthusiasm to play is absolutely fantastic. He is a great example to anybody who wants to be a footballer. He is exactly the same in training and gives 100% in every session,” said the United manager. The club have a seven-point advantage over City in the table.