“The impact he has had on me is massive. He gave me this big chance to play at the biggest club in the world. He has taught me a lot and I only have thankful words for him.” Javier Hernandez
Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez has paid tribute to the retiring duo of Sir Alex Ferguson and Paul Scholes.
The Mexican hitman scored the 50th goal of his United career against West Brom on Sunday and has proved to be one of the most lethal strikers on the planet with his predatory instincts.
But despite his own record at United, Hernandez wouldn’t take any of the plaudits away from Ferguson whose 26 year career as United manager ended on Sunday.
He said: “The impact he has had on me is massive. He gave me this big chance to play at the biggest club in the world. He has taught me a lot and I only have thankful words for him.
“It is not only a loss for the British fans but he has changed football across the world. He has been here for 26 years and made the impossible dream come true.
“And what can I say about Paul Scholes? All the players say the same thing about him – he’s an incredible player and team-mate, and the class and talent he has is unbelievable.”
And in just three seasons, Hernandez’s record of 50 goals has seen him become one of the most prolific goals-to-minute ratio strikers in the league.
In recent months, questions have been asked about Hernandez’s future over restricted game-time. But David Moyes will surely want the prolificness of Hernandez in his squad to choose from next season as there have been no signs from the Mexican indicating that he is unhappy at Manchester United.
He continued: “I’m very pleased to have 50 goals but the most important thing is I have won two league titles in three years and played in the Champions League final.
“Like I always say the most important thing is the team and to help the team win trophies,”
“It’s the first time in my career that I’ve been involved in a game with 10 goals! It was a crazy match and also a bit frustrating because we wanted to win it.
“I think we thought we had it won which was a mistake because we relaxed a little bit and West Brom made very good substitutions which helped their team. It’s frustrating but the most important thing is we have won the league.”
United should do everything in their power to keep Hernandez at the club. A natural striker like him doesn’t come round very often.
His infectiously happy attitude has never faltered at the club yet and even though Ferguson has left, he seems more than happy to be a part of the new era under Moyes at United and let’s hope it stays that way!