Javier Hernandez signs new five-year contract with Manchester United

The Mexican forward bagged 20 goals in his debut Premier League season, as the Old Trafford club continues to tie down key squad players with Danny Welbeck also offered a new deal

Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez has signed a new five-year contract at Old Trafford that will see the Mexican forward join the top earners at the club.

United recently offered midfielder Tom Cleverly a four-year contract as the Premier League champions continue to tie down their current squad to long-term deals, with Danny Welbeck also offered improved terms.

Hernandez bagged 20 goals in his debut season in the English top flight, and becomes one of 13 players to be offered a contract extension in the past 12 months by Sir Alex Ferguson’s side.

"We have renegotiated Javier's contract and he is now committed for five years with Manchester United," said Hernandez's agent, Eduardo Hernandez.

"The initial contract was good for Manchester and for Javier because it enabled them both to see if they could fit together and if he could achieve what was expected of him. Both sides have met their expectations and United were happy to reward Javier after his very good performances last season."

Chicharito's agent continued by revealing his client was never really looking to leave Old Trafford

"It was never likely that Javier would leave. Talks began some time ago and United came up with a very good offer and I have nothing but praise for the way they have recognized Javier's performances."

Hernandez has scored two goals in the Premier League thus far in the 2011-12 season, both of which came in a single match against Bolton.

His agent declined to reveal financial terms of the new deal.

"I will not talk about numbers, but it is a five-year contract. It is a fixed salary with incentives based on the team's success in each of the different tournaments," Hernandez said.

"Javier was not badly paid with his initial contract, but it was his first contract and, with respect, was not comparable with the likes of Wayne Rooney and Nani. But today I can say that the contract has just been signed and everyone is satisfied."