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The Manchester United boss has promised the Mexican striker a start against Norwich after he scored twice and created a third goal during Saturday's win over Aston Villa

Sir Alex Ferguson has promised Javier Hernandez a starting berth against Norwich following his outstanding performance during Saturday's 3-2 win over Aston Villa.

The Mexican striker came from the bench at half-time to score twice and create a third as the Red Devils overcame a two-goal deficit to seal victory.

And Sir Alex cited a summer break as the main reason for the 24-year-old's recent run of good form, before admitting he will struggle to leave him out of the first team.

"He's fresh this season, he's had a good summer break, it's made a difference to him," he told reporters.

"When he came to us two years ago, that's what we were seeing more of today.

"And obviously, when you score a hat-trick you pick yourself, and I think he'll be playing next week."

The Scot also listed the attributes which he believes make the striker so effective, saying: "He does his natural thing - he's fantastic in the penalty box, his movement, his quickness and being in space; it's got him three goals today."

Sir Alex went on to reveal that Hernandez's chances of starting against the Canaries may have been boosted by a potential injury to Wayne Rooney.

"He got an ankle knock and it’s got some ice on it at the moment. We’ll see what it’s like tomorrow,” he continued.

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