The potential of the Rooney-Hernandez axis had been seen even before the Mexican’s sixth-minute goal… A penny for the thoughts of the watching Dimitar Berbatov.
The soothing effect of Javier Hernández, whose two goals took his tally to five in the past five appearances, was precious and his selection instead of Dimitar Berbatov proved the key element.
Mexican seems to have a knack of being in the right place at the right time – as he proved for both goals. Great movement all night from the striker known as Chicharito or ‘Little Pea’.
Javier Hernandez is already a Manchester United cult hero but two goals from the Mexican striker opened the door to European success in his debut season at Old Trafford.
Two close-range goals from Javier Hernandez, taking the little Mexican to 15 in his first term in England football, and confirming he has overtaken Dimitar Berbatov in the United pecking order, proved just enough to nudge Fergie’s men into the last eight again.