Manchester United's decision to award Javier Hernandez a significant pay rise will further reinforce the feeling that the young Mexican can achieve greatness at Old Trafford.

Hernandez is reported to have penned a new five-year deal with around £80,000, despite only joining United from Chivas little over a year ago.

Chicharito enjoyed a fantastic first season with the club - scoring 20 goals in all competitions - and consigned top-scorer Dimitar Berbatov to a spot on the bench.

Real Madrid are alleged to have since been sniffing around in the hope they could bring the 23-year-old to the Santiago Bernabeu, but United have no intention of letting Hernandez leave.

Hernandez is certainly highly thought of at Old Trafford, and has all the attributes to become the most potent United goal-poacher since Ruud van Nistelrooy.

And, with time on his side, Hernandez surely has the potential to overhaul Bobby Charlton's record of 249 goals for the Red Devils.

Here's what people in the know think about United's goal machine.

Sir Alex Ferguson says…

"They tend to build heroes quickly here but he's justifying the praise at the moment.

"He's very professional, the first out on the training ground and the last one back in every day and he's rightly getting a lot of praise for his goalscoring.

"When he gets a chance you know he's going to take it. His touch, control of the ball and vision are improving and that's because the training is intense - we care about it and making sure the players do improve."

Ryan Giggs says...

"Twenty goals in his first season is unbelievable.

"You are always in with a chance when you have a goalscorer like Javier in your team. He has made a fantastic impact, on and off the pitch.

"His English is perfect, which has helped."




 

Wayne Rooney says….

“He’s a lovely lad, who’s always smiling around the dressing room, and on the pitch he’s been brilliant. You can see he’s got a natural eye for goal, but what’s surprised a lot of us is how good he is in the air.

"He spends ages practicing after training.”

Michael Owen says…

"He is a sharper version of what I am now.

"When you buy a player you hope he is going to be a permanent fixture in the team but I don't think anyone could have envisaged it being so soon.

"The instinctiveness of his play inside the box to sniff out chances is impressive and he is a cracking finisher."

Pele says…

"There is no doubt that Hernandez is a promising player. He is excellent, I have seen some games of his on television and he is a fantastic footballer.

''He could be the next Messi because he has great talent; he is a big surprise just as Hugo Sanchez was because he is another that scores a lot of goals."

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