The young Mexican has been the signing of the season accruing an almost cult like following from fans and pundits alike having scored 20 goals in his debut season at Old Trafford.
Sir Alex’s decision to sign the then unheralded Chicharito back in April last year has been vindicated in a massive way as he has scored a number of important goals and one of football’s greatest has joined the long list of those singing his praises.
Pele knows a thing or two about scoring goals. The Brazilian legend found the net 1281 times in his career and in Hernandez he has seen something that he likes and feels he could emulate one of the games current greats Lionel Messi,
“There is no doubt that Hernandez is a promising player. He is excellent, I have seen some games of his on television and he is a fantastic footballer.
“He could be the next Messi because he has great talent; he is a big surprise just as Hugo Sanchez was because he is another that scores a lot of goals.”