After struggling to break Valencia down all game, Javier Hernandez took just seven minutes after being subbed on to score the winner for Manchester United.

Nani beat his man down the right, Federico Macheda cut the ball back across the box, before Hernandez unleashed a great strike to slot the ball away in to the bottom corner of the goal.

“I watched the Champions League in Mexico,” said Chicharito. “It’s one of best tournaments in the world. It’s a dream come true. But result is the biggest thing.”

Sir Alex Ferguson sung the praises of his young striker after the match.

“I think what Chico did was he brought in penetration,” he said. “There was a moment before he scored his goal where made a great run in behind them, and that’s what we needed at that stage of the game. The changes suited us in terms of giving us energy and speed. It’s a great result for us. It’s not easy coming here. We’re pleased to win.”

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