Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has hailed the work of his scouts, and now hopes they can help him bring the next Javier Hernandez to the club.

Hernandez joined United last summer as a relatively unknown prospect and for a minimal fee of £6 million.

Few would have predicted the young Mexican would have made such an impact during his first season with United, with Hernandez netting 20 goals last term.

The 23-year-old has firmly established himself as one of Ferguson's most important players and, such has his form been, Hernandez was recently awarded a lucrative new contract.

But, says Ferguson, it was down to his scouting network that United were able to unearth Chicharito.

"It's down to good scouting," explained the United boss.

"We're quite good at these things and we're doing not bad."

Ferguson also confirmed United are tracking a couple of players who have the potential to make an impact at Old Trafford similar to the one made by Hernandez.

"There's a couple of players at the moment we're looking at who could be the same type as Hernandez, you know, so we do well at that," he added.

"In the modern-day game, it's obvious where the top players are now because there's less and less of them.

"If you make a bad buy, sometimes the scouts have done work on it and you've maybe only seen them a couple of times, then that responsibility will lie on your shoulders very heavily."

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