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Man Utd striker Chicharito credits great support team for success

Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez credits his success to the support he receives off the field.

Hernandez's father, Javier, and his grandad Tomas Balcazar both played in World Cups for Mexico and they give him detailed reports on his ­performance after every game in trans-Atlantic phone calls.

And then nearer home, the man known as Little Pea bends the ear of United boss Sir Alex Ferguson and ­team-mates Wayne Rooney and Dimitar Berbatov.

Hernandez told the Daily Star Sunday: "I ring my father and grandfather after every game to get their thoughts and I also stay in touch with the rest of my family back in Mexico.

"So much has happened in such a short space of time and they all ensure it doesn't change who I am.

"I also get advice from Wayne and Dimitar on different areas of my game. But that's not just because they are different types of strikers. It's because they are different people.

"And when the boss speaks to me he always tells me to keep working and to keep the same mentality. He's happy because I am improving a lot.

"I'm very lucky to be here and happy to have played so much for the biggest team in the world. I'm really enjoying myself and hope to play a part in the team winning trophies this year.

"My first season has gone better than I could have hoped for. I was expecting to be on the bench and playing for the reserves more to introduce me to football in this country.

"I am ­delighted to have played so many games and now I want more. All I want to do is win trophies with United."

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