‘We’ve stolen him!’ - Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson hails signing of Javier Hernandez

Mexican has scored 14 goals so far this season
Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has praised Javier Hernandez, claiming that signing the Mexican was a fantastic bit of business.

Chicharito hit his 14th goal in 31 appearances for United with a consolation strike in the 3-1 defeat to Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday, and Ferguson has spoken out about the drawn out deal to bring the striker in from Chivas.
Speaking to Inside United magazine, the United boss said: “We have done fantastically well there, no doubt. We’ve stolen him! It was quite a long process involved in bringing him here, and we’d prefer that.

“We analysed him and found out about his background. Once we knew that, Jim Lawlor stayed in Mexico for a month and made sure we got the deal done.

"We got him across to England and sealed all the contracts. It was a good bit of business.

“It started last December [2009] actually and we didn’t get the deal done until May. But we’d been watching him since November. The reports were getting better and better so Jim spent a month in Mexico watching him in different games. His international record is incredible actually.

“He’s scoring almost a goal a game. It’s quite amazing.”

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