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United striker 'like a sponge'

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Despite a stunning debut season for Manchester United, Javier Hernandez is still keen to take on the advice of Sir Alex Ferguson and his peers.

The Mexican striker netted 20 times for the Barclays Premier League champions during his first year in England, to firmly establish himself as one of the most feared forwards in the country.

But Hernandez, 23, still has his feet on the ground and describes himself as a 'sponge' as he absorbs everything he is told by his boss and colleagues.

“He [Ferguson] was always watching over me a bit more because it was my first year and I was away from home, checking to see if I am well and happy,” Hernández told Champions magazine.


 

“On the pitch, in games or training, he tells me to look at a certain movement, how to move my body. I’m like a sponge, soaking up every piece of advice I can get.”

Meanwhile, Hernandez feels privileged to be a part of the striker's union at Old Trafford, and believes he could form a fruitful partnership with any of them - and not just Wayne Rooney,

“I can say that about all the attacking players at United – Wayne [Rooney], Dimitar Berbatov and Michael Owen,” he added.

“They’re all world-class, their movement is excellent and they always play for the team - there are no individual achievements.”

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