Javier Hernandez signs five-year Manchester United contract

Hernandez scored 23 goals in 55 appearances for United last season

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 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.

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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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