Hernandez stunned by debut campaign

15 May 2011 10:30

Javier Hernandez never expected to play such a pivotal part in Manchester United's glory quest this season.

The Mexican striker has enjoyed a stellar campaign for United, scoring 20 goals as the Red Devils strode to the Barclays Premier League title and reached the Champions League final.

"This is unbelievable," he told MUTV. "Of course I imagined that we could win the title but I never thought I would play so often and score so many goals."

Hernandez was the man brought down by Paul Robinson to gain United the penalty which secured the point required to clinch a record 19th championship at Blackburn on Saturday.

And, as he basked in the celebrations, the 22-year-old admitted he his joy at being part of a successful team.

"I am delighted to be part of this great team," he added.

Hernandez dismissed any debate about the validity of United's penalty, even though Blackburn clearly felt he had made the most of Robinson's contact.

"It was definitely a penalty," he said. "I felt the contact. I wasn't trying to be unfair or get a penalty that was not there. We know Wayne Rooney loves that type of moment, under that pressure. We knew he would score to win us the title."

The focus for United will soon return to training and preparations for the Champions League final with Barcelona at Wembley on May 28.

"We could do the double," he said. "I dream about that. We are working to win the Champions League. We can celebrate in two weeks' time. Before that we need to work a lot and to be right for that game."

Source: PA