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Brilliant Hernandez delights Ferguson

27 Oct 2010 - 07:35:06

Sir Alex Ferguson hailed the brilliance of Javier Hernandez after the Mexican starlet fired Manchester United into the quarter-finals of the Carling Cup.

Hernandez's sixth goal since arriving at Old Trafford for £7million before the World Cup earned United a 3-2 victory over Wolves.

The 22-year-old had scored both goals during Sunday's 2-1 Premier League victory at Stoke City in the absence of Wayne Rooney.

"He was absolutely brilliant - it was a magnificent goal," said Ferguson. "He's shaped to shoot, dummied the defender and finished really well.

"They tend to build heroes quickly here but he's justifying the praise at the moment.

"He's very professional, the first out on the training ground and the last one back in every day and he's rightly getting a lot of praise for his goalscoring.

"When he gets a chance you know he's going to take it. His touch, control of the ball and vision are improving and that's because the training is intense.

"We care about it and making sure the players do improve."

Hernandez came on in the 81st minute after goals from Bebe and Ji-Sung Park had been cancelled out by George Elokobi and Kevin Foley.

"It was a very open game in the second half, Wolves played very well and it was a really good cup tie," added Ferguson.


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