Date: 14th October 2011 at 10:02am
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Javier Hernandez’s rise from obscurity to stardom was one of the stories of last season.

The Mexican was unheralded when he signed for Manchester United but strong pre season performances meant people had a rough idea of what to expect from him. But his 20 goals last term pretty much exceeded all expectations as he is partnership with Wayne Rooney blossomed helping United to title number 19 as well as the Champions League final.

Praised for his sneaky runs, his movement in and around the box and his instinctive finishing the Mexican is one of the top forwards in the game and team mate Rio Ferdinand has picked him as a shining example to young strikers looking to make it in the game.

Speaking to Inside United Ferdinand said,

“Not a lot of strikers make the runs he does.

“It’s physically demanding.

“You have to be really fit to make those movements for 90 minutes.

“If I was a coach I would tell every young striker that he should take note of how Javier plays.

“That is what you have to do if you want to be a top footballer.”

Hernandez got United’s solitary goal against Liverpool last season at Anfield so lets hope he can get on the scoresheet again tomorrow but this time in a winning effort.