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Javier Hernandez raring to go for Manchester United

22 Aug 2011 08:10:05

Javier Hernandez raring to go for Manchester United

Javier Hernandez is refusing to settle for a single sensational season in the Premier League. The Manchester United sharpshooter confounded even his own expectations by bagging 20 goals in his debut campaign. Hernandez's contribution enabled United to clinch a record 19th championship and reach the Champions League final, where they ultimately fell some way short against Barcelona. A star is born: Javier Hernandez (right) shone during his debut season in England However, as he closes in on a comeback from a worrying head injury sustained right at the start of his own pre-season campaign, Hernandez has outlined his golden vision for the future. 'To help United win the 19th title and become the most successful club in England was brilliant,' said the 23-year-old. 'It was better than anything I could have expected and I enjoyed it a lot. 'But that is in the past now. The thing I learnt from team-mates like Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes is to keep winning. Their mentality is all about winning. 'I have won one Premier League. Now I want to win another.' The statement will certainly be welcomed by Sir Alex Ferguson, who like Giggs, has 12. Ferguson took a chance on Hernandez when he snapped the Mexico striker up from Chivas last year for ?7million. Glory: Hernandez helped United win their 19th Premier League title The Red Devils boss was understandably far more cautious when it came to the concussion Hernandez suffered in New Jersey ahead of United's pre-season encounter with the MLS All-Stars last month. What seemed innocuous at the time was made more serious once Hernandez was admitted to hospital because the forward had suffered neurological problems in his youth. Happily though, rest has allowed for a complete recovery. At the relaunch of United's Megastore at Old Trafford, where Hernandez was speaking, it was interesting to note amongst the new features available to fans is a Nike boot room, which will give fans the chance to embroider their boots with personal messages and designs. The lucky supporters in attendance for a Q&A session that also involved Patrice Evra and Chris Smalling, in addition to Giggs and Ferguson, were just as keen to know when Hernandez will be able to pull his boots back on. Ferguson has tentatively pencilled in a reserve team outing against Swansea at Altrincham on Thursday. Hernandez has confirmed his wellbeing but is happy to let his manager decide. Benched: Hernandez kept Dimitar Berbatov (left) out of the United side 'My head is good,' said Hernandez, who will be again reduced to the role of spectator for United's opening home league game against Tottenham this evening. 'I feel better now. 'It was a header but the ball moved a little bit and I didn't head it well. 'I went back to the hotel and had dinner but I started feeling bad. I went to my room to rest but I had to call the doctor and they took me to hospital. 'I have been training with the team for three or four days but I don't know when I will be back in the squad. I always say they are the decisions for the manager. Only he can answer that.' Hernandez is sticking with a lifelong pledge not to make targets for himself even though Ferguson has suggested 30 might not be unrealistic. Instead, he just wants to play his part in repelling rivals for United's status as England's No 1. 'I have never set myself targets,' he said. 'I simply play football. 'My goals are the consequence of what my team-mates do. We are just the lucky ones who work closer to the goal and get the headlines. Off and running: United have made a solid start to the new season 'Probably people are expecting more from me this season but I don't feel under pressure by it. 'I am a very lucky guy to be at the best club in the world. I just want to keep improving and learning about the Premier League. 'Whether it is one minute or 90 I will be ready to help United to keep winning trophies.' A more modest young man it would be hard to find. Yet Hernandez is aware of the trailblazing effect his achievements in England may have for Mexican players who have no real record of excelling on these shores. 'It is great if clubs are now looking at Mexico to find players," he said. 'It is important for me to do things well. Like me the dream of a lot of players in my country is to play in Europe. 'Hopefully by doing things well myself, I can open the door to a lot of other players from Mexico.'  CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR OUR FREE FANTASY FOOTBALL GAMENani taunts Tottenham over 'clever' goal at Old TraffordUnited turn down Paris St Germain's ?12m bid for BerbatovAll the latest Manchester United news, features and opinion


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