David Beckham has labelled Javier Hernandez's impact at Manchester United as 'exceptional'.

The Mexican striker has scored 16 goals in his first season in English football since signing for the 18-time Barclays Premier League champions for £8 million last summer.

Hernandez struck twice as United beat Marseille to qualify for the quarterfinals of the Champions League last week, and Beckham believes the 22-year-old has been tremendous since moving to Old Trafford,

"Chicharito has been exceptional when he’s played," he said.

"He scores goals, he takes chances, he works hard for the team.


"It’s great to see that. It’s great to see a young player doing really well who is from a different part of the world. To go to Manchester United and do well is exceptional.

"It says a lot that he’s playing, it says a lot that he’s getting minutes on the field, obviously, the manager thinks a lot of him. Good luck to him."

"Enjoy playing for Manchester United. It’s the best club in the world."

Such has been the striker's impact that he has been picked ahead of the division's top scorer, Dimitar Berbatov, in five of United's last six matches which included the trip to Chelsea and the FA Cup quarterfinal against Arsenal.

Apart from the Bulgarian, 'Chicharito' has scored the most goals for The Red Devils this season, outscoring the likes of Wayne Rooney and Nani.

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