Javier Hernandez has set his heart on becoming a Manchester United legend – and if last season is anything to go by, he’s already well on his way to realising his dream.
The 23-year-old Mexican joined the Red Devils last summer, and duly struck 13 times in 27 Barclays Premier League games during a debut campaign which was meant to be a settling in period.
Instead, Hernandez hit the ground running and became a regular fixture in the side – and regular scorer too – that claimed a record 19th top flight title.
Hernandez has now set his sights on improving next season after helping Mexico to CONCACAF Gold Cup glory last month, and is confident he can go on to great things under Sir Alex Ferguson.
"I have learned that you need to defend this shirt with your life, because Manchester United has a lot of history.
"This is the most important team, certainly in England, in terms of history, and everyone who works here understands and appreciates that. It's one of the nice things about the club," the striker told Inside United magazine
"I feel at home now and believe my game is developing all the time as I understand better how to play for this great club.
"My strength has improved and also I'm improving how I play — being quicker with the ball, with more technique and concentration — because it's very difficult to keep the ball in this league.
"I have a lot more improving to do and I will work hard every day to achieve that. There are a lot of great players in this league, and that I need to keep improving my game to succeed here.
"I'm working on all aspects of my game — speed, strength, technical ability with the ball, movement off the ball — as well as heading."
Hernandez was also quick to heap praise on the standard of the Barclays Premier League, and the ‘Little Pea’ believes there are no easy matches in the English top flight.
"For me there are no small teams. They are labelled as such because they don't have the same history as some of the other clubs, but I quickly realised that every team in the Premier League is as hard to play as Chelsea or Arsenal.
"It was only through playing that I've realised that this league is the best in the world. I thought this before, but it's not quite the same watching it on TV."