While Ferdinand is basking in the afterglow of his fifth Premier League title, Hernandez is celebrating his first.
The Mexican has hardly made an insignificant contribution either, scoring 20 goals in all competitions, a return even Sir Alex Ferguson did not expect in Hernandez's debut season.
High hopes: Rio Ferdinand (left) has been impressed by Javier Hernandez
But Ferdinand is convinced there is more to come from the 22-year-old, who is expected to start the Champions League final against Barcelona at Wembley on May 28.
'Javier has been phenomenal,' said Ferdinand. 'It is not just his goals, but his movement, his all-round work ethic, his desire to be in the right positions and work hard.
'He is going to have a fantastic career, He has the mentality and the attitude for it.'
Inspiration: Javier Hernandez kneels in prayer in the centre circle before games
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