Javier Hernandez signs five-year Manchester United contract

Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez has signed a new five-year contract to keep him at Old Trafford until 2016.

The Mexican, 23, who signed from Chivas de Guadalajara in July 2010, scored 23 goals in his first season at the club.

United boss Sir Alex Ferguson said: "The last player I remember making an impact as quickly is Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Javier reminds me of Ole."

HERNANDEZ FACTFILE

  • July 1988: Born in Guadalajara, Mexico
  • July 2009: Signs for his hometown club Chivas
  • June 2010: Scores for Mexico against France and Argentina in the World Cup
  • July 2010: Joins United for a fee believed to be £6m
  • August 2010: Scores against Chelsea on his debut in the Community Shield
  • May 2011: Helps United win a record 19th title
  • October 2011: Signs a new five-year deal to keep him at Old Trafford until 2016

Hernandez said: "Playing for Manchester United has been a dream come true."

He added: "I never expected my first year to go so well and I'm delighted to commit my future to United.

"To win a title and appear in a Champions League final was fantastic. I'm looking forward to helping my team-mates as we bid to win more trophies for this great club."

The Mexico international was on the bench for United's 6-1 drubbing by neighbours Manchester City on Sunday but came on after 65 minutes.

He missed the start of the season after suffering concussion on United's pre-season tour of the United States.

The Big Interview - Javier Hernandez

He has recently been linked with a move to Real Madrid and United have acted to tie him up on a long-term deal.

Ferguson added: "His talent for creating space in the box and his finishing ability mark him out as a natural goalscorer.

"Off the pitch, he is a pleasure to manage. He works very hard and is a popular member of the squad."

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