Already the Mexico World Cup star has scored three times in as many pre-season games, including one against United for his old club Chivas, and will be out to make it four on the trot in Sunday's Community Shield encounter with Chelsea at Wembley.
Such form will not be easy for Ferguson to ignore once the competitive action starts next weekend, and the Old Trafford chief admits he could be tempted to play his new recruit alongside his Rooney.
"We have not tried anything like it yet but we have played two strikers in the past," conceded Ferguson.
"It doesn't mean it will happen every week but it will happen on some occasions.
"Hernandez has had a good start. He is an intelligent player with tremendous pace and penetration.
"The Mexican league is tough, so bringing players to England from there is not going to be a problem."