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Manchester United expects 'a better Chicharito' for the upcoming season

Hernandez's drop off in his sophomore season after scoring 20 times in his debut campaign is no cause for concern to Sir Alex Ferguson.

Following a difficult second season at Manchester United that saw his goal tally cut nearly in half, Mexican striker Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez is being tipped for big things by his manager.

"This season, we'll see a better Chicharito," Sir Alex Ferguson told the Daily Mail.

Hernandez scored 20 goals after arriving in Manchester for the 2010-11 season, but United's underwhelming performance in the 2011-12 saw Hernandez's playing time reduced, resulting in a final tally of 12 goals.

After featuring for Mexico in the 2010 World Cup and the 2011 Gold Cup, Hernandez was allowed to stay in England for the upcoming season in order to compete with Danny Welbeck for a starting spot.

Ferguson tipped his cap to Mexican officials who have refrained from taking Hernandez to the Olympic Games in London in order to allow the striker extra rest.

"That was important for him, I'm sure he'll reap the benefits. I think he'll have a top season," Ferguson told the English newspaper.

Hernandez has already been featured in the first few Manchester United preseason games in South Africa.

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