Manchester United new signing, Javier Hernandez, scored against France and Argentina in this summer’s World Cup, an impressive feat for our young striker, given the likes of Messi, Rooney, Kaka and Torres failed to score.
Sir Alex Ferguson is relieved we signed the 22-year-old before the summer, recognising that the competition for his signature and price tag would have dramatically increased following his performances in the World Cup.
“I think our scouting people deserve 10 out of 10 for identifying him before the World Cup and I think if we had been trying to negotiate after the World Cup it would have been very difficult,” said Ferguson. “I think a lot of teams would have been after him and it would probably have cost us two or three times more. Our relationship we have built with Chivas has been excellent, they really were very accommodating in everything, the amazing thing was that no-one in the club said a word. At Manchester United we find that almost impossible, news always leaks out at our club, but Chivas kept it quiet which was a marvellous asset for us and full marks for their professionalism.”
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