Manchester United starlet Javier Hernandez has been mentioned in the media a lot lately, and after starring for Mexico on the weekend against Paraguay, the international hero is looking forward to continuing the title fight with Manchester United on the weekend.
"Javier has had a fantastic season,” Sir Alex Ferguson said during the week.
“We are just keeping an eye on him because he played in the World Cup last year and this is his first season in the Premier League.”
Ferguson told reporters Hernandez was slowly settling into life in England, after moving from Mexico football team Guadalajara last year.
"It's been nothing but acceleration [by him]," Ferguson said.
"We tell a lot of our young players to take time to settle in, learn the language and develop physically, because it is a physical league.”
Today ex-Manchester United striker Andy Cole praised Hernandez’s effort in his first season of English Premier League football.
"When the manager plays you and you score, then he plays you again and you get another goal, then you come on as a sub and still score, you force his hand,” Cole said.
"Hernandez has done that. He's got 16 goals. Come on, 16 in a debut season? That's some going. He's been compared to Ole, and rightly so."
Hernandez’s 16 goals include ten league goals, which puts him at equal fourth for the top goal scoring honour. His overall goal tally also includes three goals in the Champions League.
Success like this is quite rare for a youngster, let alone a youngster in their debut season, and Hernandez has now proven he is a contender for international as well as Barclays Premier League star.
When Manchester United face West Ham tomorrow, they will be desperate to win and continue their race for the Barclays Premier League title. And Hernandez’s goal scoring ability will be required to complete such a task.