Belfast Telegraph

Hernandez excited by United

Javier Hernandez admits Manchester United are fizzing with excitement at present.

United completed the best start to a Premier League season with their 5-0 mauling of Bolton at the Reebok Stadium on Saturday. The result maintained the Red Devils' 100% start to the defence of their title and took them on to 18 goals, 13 of which have come in the last two fixtures.

"There is a lot of excitement about this team," he said. "Everyone knows about Bolton but we played very well. We created chances and scored goals. Scoring early settled us down. Once you are up in front, the other team needs to go towards your goal. Then you can start to attack more."

Hernandez scored twice against Wanderers with Wayne Rooney completing his seventh United hat-trick, the same number as Sir Bobby Charlton.

In doing so, he was also becoming the first United player to score back-to-back hat-tricks in the league since Alex Dawson in 1960.

His eight Premier League goals this term mean he has netted more on his own than every team aside from United and Manchester City, and is only three adrift of his total last season.

"Wayne Rooney is unbelievable," said Hernandez. "He can do anything on a pitch."

There is clearly a special chemistry between the striking duo that first came to light in the second half of last season.

It is frightening to think what might have been achieved if Hernandez had not suffered concussion on the pre-season tour of North America that prevented the Mexican playing a full part in the opening games of this term. However, now he has made a full recovery, the striker is eager to make up for lost time.

"Scoring goals gives any striker confidence," he said. "But the most important thing for me was that I managed to play 90 minutes for the first time because I have been out for two months. I could have scored three myself but I only play to help my team. I will keep working for that to enable us to get more points."


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