Related

Article

Hernandez: Ferguson has changed world football

19 May 2013 23:31

Manchester United's Javier Hernandez hailed Alex Ferguson's impact on football after the manager's last game ended in a 5-5 draw with West Brom.

Ferguson received a guard of honour before Sunday's pulsating clash at the Hawthorns, which finished all square as a Romelu Lukaku hat-trick inspired Steve Clarke's men to a remarkable fightback, the hosts coming back from four goals down to take a point.

Despite that disappointment, Hernandez was eager to praise the departing Ferguson for the influence he has had on his career and the sport as a whole.

He told the club's official website: "The impact he has had on me is massive. He gave me this big chance to play at the biggest club in the world. He has taught me a lot and I only have thankful words for him.

"It (Ferguson's retirement) is not only a loss for the British fans but he has changed football across the world. He has been here for 26 years and made the impossible dream come true."

Hernandez's 63rd-minute goal was his 50th of his United career and the last of Ferguson's tenure but, although the Mexican was pleased to reach such a milestone, he insisted winning trophies is far more important than any individual success he may achieve.

He added: "I'm very pleased to have 50 goals but the most important thing is I have won two league titles in three years and played in the Champions League final.

"Like I always say the most important thing is the team and to help the team win trophies."

Sponsored links

Monday 11 December

Sunday 10 December

22:47
22:41
20:43
20:24
20:11
19:52
19:32
19:26
19:22
18:57
18:56
18:35
18:31
18:15
17:56
17:10
16:55
16:44
16:20
16:18
16:08
14:57
14:34
13:32
12:31
12:08
11:20
10:05
09:29
05:19
03:25
03:15
02:33
01:52
01:06
00:50
00:26

Saturday 9 December

23:31
23:30
22:47
22:41
22:08
21:35
20:54
20:50
20:29
20:27
20:20
20:15
20:13
20:03
19:52
19:42
19:38
19:32
19:19
19:16
19:14
19:12
18:59
18:52
18:12
18:06
18:03
18:02
17:55
17:55
17:51
17:51
17:26
17:25
16:54
16:50
16:21
16:15
15:24
14:56
14:22
12:50
12:22
11:59
11:31
10:16
08:05
04:46
04:20
03:42
02:55
02:17
01:53

Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 16 +37 46
2 16 +25 35
3 16 +15 32
4 16 +14 30
5 16 +10 29

Facebook