Javier Hernandez was officially named Manchester United’s Player of the Month after a fantastic four week period for the Mexican that saw him net four times including the winner in the 3-2 victory at Stamford Bridge.
Despite only playing a bit part so far this season his dedication, hard work and commitment can’t be faulted but it was the fans who Hernandez was quick to praise when asked about the award.
Speaking to Manutd.com, he said: “Of course, I always say that I always have thanks for all the fans for their support. Not only for myself but for all the players and all the team, we thank all the fans who go to the stadium and all the fans who watch on TV. I always have words of thanks to them.”
“It was a very good month. The only bad result was in the Capital One Cup when we lost a goal with 30 seconds to go. But we’re really happy we went there and won against Chelsea in the league.
“It was a very tough game and we know Stamford Bridge is obviously a very difficult place to go – we hadn’t won there [in the league] for the last 10 years.
“We’re very happy we’ve won all our games in the Champions League and [Barclays] Premier League as well as we got some results that went in our favour so we’re very pleased with that.”
It’s hard not to like him isn’t it? He might not have repeated the dizzy heights of his debut season that saw him pick up the Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year award but it hasn’t seemed to phase him at all.
He has been ever improving this year and the break this summer seems to have done him some real good. Sir Alex has set him a target of 20 goals this year and with six already, he’s already well on the way but it is not something he is working towards.
“I never have a target. I never do that. The only target here is to play a lot of games to help my team and with my professional aims to do my business on and off the pitch,” said Hernandez.
Robin van Persie might be stealing the headlines but Javier Hernandez’s importance to the squad has been shown in the past four weeks and judging from his recent form, it would be hard to leave him out of the starting line-up on Saturday.