English Premiership

Chicharito extends United stay

2011-10-24 13:44
Javier Hernandez (File)
Cape Town - English Premiership champions, Manchester United have announced that striker, Javier Hernandez has signed a new five-year deal which will see the striker stay at Old Trafford until the end of the 2015/2016 season.

The 23-year-old Mexican international joined United at the beginning of the 2010/2011 season from his hometown club of Chivas de Guadalajara.

"Chicharito" (little pea), as he is affectionately known has made 55 appearances for United to date, scoring 23 goals.

Manager, Alex Ferguson believes that the diminutive forward gives him flashbacks to one of his old favourites and cult hero to many United supporters, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

“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,” Ferguson told the club's official website.

Hernandez, said to have cried when the initial news came that United were after him some 18 months ago, was delighted at the extension.

“Playing for Manchester United has been a dream come true for me," he insisted.

"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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