Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed that Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez has always dreamt of playing for Real Madrid - a dream which came true for the Mexico international earlier this week.
The 26-year-old striker secured a season-long loan move to the Bernabeu last weekend, and expressed his delight after the deal was completed, claiming that Real Madrid are the biggest club in the world and revealing how desperate he was to leave Old Trafford.
Ferguson confident Hernandez will shine
And Ferguson is convinced that the live-wire forward will be a big success with the European champions.
"Hernandez will do well in Madrid," the iconic Scot was quoted as saying by the Daily Star. "He will score many goals, I'm sure of that.
"His dream has always been to play for Real."
Hernandez delighted to join Real Madrid
Hernandez had become frustrated at Manchester United after falling down the pecking order at Old Trafford, and made just six starts in 24 Premier League matches last season, scoring a disappointing four goals.
But he is now looking forward to embarking on the next chapter of his career at the Bernabeu.
"I'm here in Real Madrid. This change is something I really needed. And what better place than the world's best club, who have given me the opportunity, have believed in me? I want to make the most of that", Hernandez was quoted as saying by Spanish newspaper Marca this week.
"I'm ready to train with my teammates and play football. I never want to forget what I love the most, and what I always dreamed about. This is a game and you have to enjoy it. I know what it means to wear this shirt and all that it represents."
Hernandez now has his work cut out
Hernandez's comments suggest he has no intention of returning to Manchester United and is, instead, determined to secure a permanent deal with Los Blancos.
However, whether he does seal a dream transfer to Real Madrid will all depend on how he performs over the forthcoming months.
Hernandez has been signed on loan for the season to provide Karim Benzema with some much-needed competition. The France international has struggled to score goals recently but will have the goalscoring burden eased off his shoulders by Hernandez's presence.
United boss Louis van Gaal informed the striker that he would play very little football this season, despite the probable exit of Danny Welbeck, who eventually completed a permanent move to Arsenal on Monday night.
It was revealed that Welbeck - had he stayed - would have been United's fifth-choice striker behind Radamel Falcao, Robin van Persie, Wayne Rooney and 18-year-old starlet James Wilson.
Hernandez would have succeeded Welbeck as Van Gaal's fifth-choice striker - but the Mexican now has a chance to resurrect his career at his dream club.