Manchester United legend Teddy Sheringham believes Javier Hernandez could nail the winner for United in the Champions League final tomorrow night, despite the Mexican international only in his debut season in European football.

“He’s brilliant, isn’t he?” Sheringham said.

"It’s been a remarkable season for him and he is only going to get better.

“He may have been a bit lucky scoring that goal against Chelsea when the ball spun up and went in off his face but they all count.


“And since then there has been nothing fortunate about the way he’s tucked his chances away.”

Sherringham went as far as to compare Hernandez to Manchester United superstar Ole Gunnar Solskaer, who scored 91 goals in 235 appearances for United over nine years.

“He is a tremendous finisher and he’s already right up there with the best of them. I reckon he’s just like Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.” Sheringham said.

Hernandez was purchased by Sir Alex Ferguson at the start of the season for a bargain price of £6 million, and with the forward now equaling Ruud van Nistelrooy’s record of goals scored in his debut season, the Manchester United manager has yet again been proven a guru in finding up and coming talent.

And with Manchester United going into the Champions League final as underdogs to favourites Barcelona, Hernandez’ firing power may be just what the side needs to get an edge.

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