Posted on Tuesday, 3rd May 2011 by Chudi
The praise for Javier Hernandez has come thick and fast this season.
You will be hard pressed to find someone who hasn’t been impressed with the young Mexican striker’s debut season at Old Trafford with strike partner Wayne Rooney and manager Sir Alex Ferguson leading the praise.
Hernandez has scored 19 goals this term and with a number of important goals like his late winner against Everton he has quickly become a fan favourite but his rise to prominence hasn’t been good news for everyone.
Despite being our top scorer, Dimitar Berbatov has found it hard to get past Chicharito and Michael Owen too has found his opportunities limited due to the Little Pea’s form. Owen, who’s contract runs out at the end of the season, has been reduced to cameos off the bench as he attempts to win a new contract at Old Trafford but has still found time to praise his counterpart.
There have been a number of comparisons made between Owen and Hernandez and the former England striker has spoken highly of his team mate saying,
“I wouldn’t say he is similar to how I was in the early stages of my career.
“But with injuries and the way I have adapted my game, he is probably quite similar to what I do now, apart from he is a bit sharper.
“He is 10 years younger of course, so maybe he is a better version of the current Michael Owen.
“Javier has been the surprise package this year without a doubt. He is certainly sharp and is a cracking lad as well. That probably isn’t that important to the people who just want to see him scoring goals but it is important for those who are around him and at the club in general.”