Manchester United stars hail 'unbelievable' Hernandez

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Manchester United forward Javier Hernandez has received high praise from David Moyes and his fellow teammates for his winner against Liverpool.

The Mexican international, who was making his first start for Manchester United under David Moyes, scored in the 46th minute to hand his side a crucial Capital One Cup win over Liverpool.

Moyes lauded the qualities of the 25-year-old in the aftermath of United's encounter against Liverpool.

Speaking to MUTV, Moyes said on Hernandez: "I think sometimes in the box it’s your movement so you can lose big defenders and markers.

"I think Chicha did that and he's done great - his movement in the box is terrific.

"It’s real centre-forward movement, and that is what Chicharito has always done for all his goals. Every time people talk about him, that’s what people tell me. He’s great in the box and he gets his goals that way.

"A lot of credit must go to him for the way he finished it as well. It's okay losing him [Enrique] but the way he adjusted his body to get the finish away means it was a really good goal from our point of view at a good time in the game."

Manchester United defenders Jonny Evans and Alex Buttner, who both starred in the narrow 1-0 victory, also lauded the match-winning striker.

"Chicharito scored a brilliant goal," Evans told MUTV. "His movement was unbelievable to get away from his marker. We know what he’s like day in, day out in training.

"You’ve always got to be aware of him, he only needs a yard to get a goal. It was a fantastic finish. He’s that type of lad – you saw that against Stoke a couple of years ago when he finished it with the back of his head.

"As long as he puts it in the goal, he’s happy. He just loves scoring goals."

And Dutch left-back Buttner added: "Chicha's movements are always great."

"This one, he took one step back and then his touch was great. Everybody knows Chicha is dangerous in front of goal. It was a good finish."

Hernandez will be hoping to keep his place in United's starting line-up for the Red Devils' next match against West Brom on Saturday.

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