Hernandez wants to be a success

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Javier Hernandez is confident he can buck the trend and succeed in the Barclays Premier League with Manchester United.

The Mexico striker could make his bow on Wednesday on the club's summer tour - they face the MLS All-Stars at the Reliant Stadium - after arriving from Chivas Guadalajara.

Hernandez said: "It's an honour because I want to achieve big things. It's a very nice challenge and hopefully I will be able to contribute. I will always try to enjoy it because sometimes we focus so much on the achievements and our dreams, and maybe we forget to enjoy it."

Hernandez, 22, insists he can make an impact even though his fellow countrymen Giovani Dos Santos and Carlos Vela have struggled to make the breakthrough in England with Tottenham and Arsenal respectively.

United's first Mexican player said: "I have spoken to them and they are definitely happy for me and they know that this is the most powerful league in the world. They tell me to take advantage of the situation and I should thank God for the opportunity.

"I always try to see pressure in a different way - more like motivation. There are millions of people in the world who would do anything to be in my position and have this opportunity.

United decided to move for Hernandez after he scored 21 goals in 21 league games for his club last season. He continued to find the target in the World Cup in South Africa, where he twice managed to score.

Hernandez is pinching himself at the prospect of being on the same pitch as players he regards as legends like Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes.

"These are people I would watch on the television, that I would even play with them on PlayStation," he told Major League Soccer's Spanish website. "I dreamed of one day being able to play with all of them and I'm going to try to learn from them the most I can.

"Besides wanting to do the best job I can, grow and learn plenty, I also want to add my little grain of sand because this is a team sport. I want to win a title. I want us to be a great team."

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