Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer says Javier Hernandez should be awarded his hat-trick for Manchester United's win at Aston Villa.

There are doubts over Chicharito's second after it flew past Villa goalkeeper Brad Guzan thanks to deflection.

But Shearer told The Sun: "Then we have Hernandez, the hat-trick hero from Villa Park on Saturday.

"And yes it was a hat-trick for me, no matter what the dubious goals panel or whoever say about his second.

"The little Mexican went quiet last season after a fantastic first campaign but he is alive again."