by Adam Marshall
Javier Hernandez has been described as the perfect role model for any young footballer.
The Mexican grabbed the late winner against Newcastle, his 10th goal of the campaign, to cap a tireless performance and continues to impress Sir Alex Ferguson every day in training.
“Chicha has been doing it all season,” explained the boss during Friday’s press conference. “Every time he’s played, he’s contributed. He’s got 10 goals yet he’s not playing every week.
“He could’ve scored four or five on Wednesday. For the first goal, the keeper stopped his shot and then he hit a post, had a header saved by the keeper and went around the keeper but had one blocked. He could’ve scored five goals!
“His effort and enthusiasm to play is absolutely fantastic. He is a great example to anyone who wants to be a footballer really. Every training session is exactly the same. Every training session, he gives 100 per cent. It’s refreshing when you get a young man with that attitude to play football.”
Hernandez himself has explained how perserverance pays off and why it is important to remain patient for opportunities at Old Trafford.
“If you stand there and regret every chance you miss, then you’re never going to be concentrated for the next opportunity,” explained Chicharito to MUTV.
“That’s part of the game; you’re never going to have the perfect game, never going to score five goals from five opportunities, that’s the beauty of football and the most important thing is three points. Here there are no heroes. It doesn’t matter if I score in the last minute or we score four goals, the most important thing is we got the three points and Manchester City lost their game.
“If you ask all the players in the world, they’re always going to tell you that they want to start every game, but here the competition is inside the team in the biggest club in the world. You have to be aware as well of the other players. There are five strikers here, they want to be part of the game and the only thing I need to prove in one minute or in 90 minutes is that I want to be always the same.”