United manager hails super sub ai???chicharitoai??i??

SAVIOUR: Manchester Unitedai??i??s Javier Hernandez (right) celebrates his goal against Valencia FC during their UEFA
Champions League Group C match at Mestalla stadium in Valencia. Manchester won 1-0. ai??i?? AFP photo

Scoring is like shelling peas for Hernandez, says Fergie

VALENCIA, Spain: Scoring
goals is like shelling peas for
Manchester United striker
Javier Hernandez, his
manager Sir Alex Ferguson
said after the Mexicanai??i??s
clinical finish secured a 1-0
win at Valencia on
Wednesday.
The 22-year-old, nicknamed
ai???chicharitoai??i?? or ai???little peaai??i??,
struck in the 85th minute of
the Champions League Group
C clash at the Mestalla shortly
after coming off the bench.
ai???When he takes his
chances itai??i??s like shelling
peas, with either foot,ai??? the
68-year-old told a news
conference.
The presence of
Wayne Rooney,
absent due to injury
on Wednesday, and
the in-form
Dimitar Berbatov
in the squad has
l i m i t e d
H e r n a n d e z ai??i?? s
appearances.
ai???Heai??i??s young,
he knows that,ai???
F e r g u s o n
added. ai???Heai??i??s
developing a lot
in his game and
getting some good strength
work in the gymnasium. He
still has some work to do on
that aspect.ai???
Hernandez joined United
in July from hometown club
Chivas de Guadalajara, for
whom he had scored 29 goals
in 79 games after making his
debut as a teenager in 2006.
His pace and skill helped
him score twice for Mexico
at the World Cup in South
Africa shortly before
completing his move to
the Premier League.
ai???You canai??i??t get away
from the fact that
heai??i??s a fantastic
finisher and he
showed thatAi??tonight,ai???
FergusonAi??said.
Hernandezai??i??s
father, also
called Javier, is a
former Mexico striker
who played at the 1986 World
Cup and was known as
ai???chicharoai??i?? (pea) because of
his green eyes. ai??i?? Reuters

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