Man United’s Hernández an amazing game changer, says Valencia

Manchester United midfielder Antonio Valencia hails Javier Hernández's ability to change games for the Red Devils

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

Antonio Valencia has hailed Javier Hernández’s ability to change games for Manchester United.

The 25-year-old has struggled to hold down a regular starting spot for the Red Devils, particularly since Robin van Persie’s arrival at Old Trafford last summer.

However, the Mexico international was still influential as United won their 13th Premier League crown, with Hernández scoring four of his 15 goals from the bench.

“You can’t say any more about Javier! He’s been here now for three seasons and if you were to try and work out how many times he’s made the difference, it’s just incredible,” Valencia told United’s website.

“What is it this year, 15 goals in 25 appearances? That’s something I think is really amazing. I’m really happy to have him as a team-mate and enjoy working with him every day.”

United goalkeeper David De Gea also revealed that Hernández is an important part of the club’s dressing room, with the Mexican’s positive attitude shining through.

“Hernández is very important both on and off the field for his bright and positive attitude,” added De Gea.

“You only have to look at how he goes about his work and how upbeat he always is.

“It inspires you to train and play hard and it’s a real pleasure to play alongside him and have him as a team-mate.

“In terms of goals scored per minutes on the field, I think he’s the best in the league, and that’s what it’s all about.

“He hasn’t had many good runs of games but whenever he has featured, he’s always scored and as a result picked up plenty of vital points for us.”

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