Rarely has a striker made a more positive an impact during their first season in English football than Javier Hernandez and after starting his career at Manchester United with a bang, the hotshot is already looking ahead for further success at Old Trafford.

The Mexican striker finished as United's second top goalscorer after hitting 20 goals last season, including at least one in each of the four competitions United entered, as well as the Community Shield final.

With his second season approaching, Hernandez says he is keen to show his gratitude by firing United to further glory next season.

"I’ve been treated wonderfully in Manchester, and I simply need to repay that faith," he said. "I had a very good first season and I hope to be able to contribute much more. I think there are good times ahead with this team and I’m very excited about the opportunities for the coming season."


 

It took little time for Hernandez to adapt to life in England on the pitch, scoring five times in his first ten appearances for United, and he attributes that to how quickly he fitted in to life in England, and his grasp of the language.

"Moving to a new country is always difficult, but the fact my dad and my sister came to live with me was a huge help," he added.

"That made things easier. In fact, what I miss most about Mexico isn’t the food or the customs, it’s my family and the way we’d all sit around chatting together on an evening.

"I spoke pretty well when I first arrived here, and since then I’ve been improving bit by bit, understanding more and more and speaking better.

"The truth is that knowing English was a massive help, because it meant I could communicate in the dressing room and get to know my colleagues more quickly."

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