Man United will see a ‘better’ Hernández this season, says Sir Alex

Sir Alex Ferguson believes Manchester United will see the benefit of Javier Hernández having a summer break next term

Javier Hernández
Javier Hernández joined Manchester United in 2010 Photo: The Sport Review

Javier Hernández

Sir Alex Ferguson believes Manchester United will see a “better” Javier Hernández this season.

The 24-year-old is not part of the Mexico side competing at the London Olympics, and the United manager is confident Hernández will benefit from the summer break and a full pre-season schedule with the Red Devils.

“I think this season we’ll see a better Hernández,” Ferguson told United’s website.

“For the last four or five years he’s played all through the summer. This year, with the co-operation of Mexico, he’s had a proper rest. And that started right back in May when I decided not to take him to Belfast for the Harry Gregg testimonial.

“We wanted to give him as much rest as possible. He had a couple of weeks off and then joined the Mexico side for a couple of qualifying games before getting another few weeks’ rest.

“That was important for him and I’m sure he’ll reap the benefits. We’ve already seen the fruits of that in the early training sessions and I think he’ll have a top season.”

Hernández has scored 32 goals in 81 appearances after moving to Old Trafford ahead of the 2010 World Cup – the Mexico international scored twice at the tournament in South Africa.

Ferguson has been impressed with Hernández’s impact at United, and heaped praise on the striker’s enthusiasm both on and off the pitch.

“He’s such a good professional and such a fantastic personality,” Sir Alex added. “He just loves life and loves playing football. Every training session he buzzes around the place with a big smile.”

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