Manchester United’s prolific striker Javier Hernandez has paid tribute to outgoing manager Sir Alex in the aftermath of the legendary manager’s last game in charge of the Manchester based club.
Manchester United drew their final match of the season against West Brom Albion 5-5 in a match befitting for Sir Alex’s final game. Hernandez netted United’s fifth goal of the afternoon, which was also his fiftieth goal for the club.
But the onus before and after the game was on one man and one man alone, Sir Alex had decided to call it a day after almost 27 years at the helm of the club.
A guard of honour from players, staff and referees alike started the show of respect for the Scottish manager and finally concluded with one final goodbye to United’s away fans after the match at the Hawthorns.
Hernandez in his own homage to the boss was speaking to MUTV said: “The impact Sir Alex has had on me is massive. He gave me this big chance to play at the biggest club in the world. He has taught me a lot and I only have thankful words for him.
"It is not only a loss for the British fans but he has changed football across the world. He has been here for 26 years and made the impossible dream come true.”
Along with Sir Alex, Hernandez also had some compliments to send Paul Scholes’ way.
"And what can I say about Paul Scholes?,” he said. “All the players say the same thing about him - he's an incredible player and team-mate, and the class and talent he has is unbelievable."
On netting his 50th goal for Manchester United Hernandez’s humility was on display once more.
"I'm very pleased to have 50 goals but the most important thing is I have won two league titles in three years and played in the Champions League final. Like I always say the most important thing is the team and to help the team win trophies," he added.
"It's the first time in my career that I've been involved in a game with 10 goals. It was a crazy match and also a bit frustrating because we wanted to win it. I think we thought we had it won which was a mistake because we relaxed a little bit and West Brom made very good substitutions, which helped their team. It's frustrating but the most important thing is we have won the league.
"All the players and fans are expecting things for next season," continued the Mexican, "but we need to take this break, look forward and enjoy the fact we have the trophy back."
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