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Man Utd boss Ferguson excited by Hernandez potential

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is ready to introduce Javier Hernandez to Red Devils fans in today's Community Shield.

Ferguson can't hide his excitement about his new Mexican signing ahead of their clash with Chelsea.

"He is going to do all right, that boy," Ferguson said. "He has a good brain, great feet and he is quick and reminds me of [Ole Gunnar] Solskjaer; he has a chance. There have not been many who play outside Mexico but that is because they are well paid.

"It is a very wealthy league. It's [also] a tough league - they get big crowds in Mexico - and [that's why] I've never had any doubts about Mexican players. They are mentally and physically tough. So he has come from a good breeding ground in terms of players who can adapt."

The surprise was the stealth with which United went about that piece of pre-World Cup business.

"We just did remarkably well that no one found out about it," Ferguson agreed. "That was brilliant and the [Chivas] president proved to be a man of real substance. We asked them to keep it quiet and they kept it quiet. Nobody knew; not a soul, we had a lawyer and chief scout down there for three weeks to get the deal done and that was the right thing to do."

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