Summer break benefitted Man Utd striker Hernandez

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson believes a refreshed Javier Hernandez is a result of not being given permission to represent Mexico at the London Olympics.

Since joining United in 2010, the 24-year-old striker has seen his summer breaks disrupted by international commitments - first at the World Cup and then the Gold Cup.

After seeing Hernandez net twice in a 3-2 UEFA Champions League victory over Braga on Tuesday, Ferguson said: "The thing that is making the difference is he got a proper rest in the summer.

"It wasn't exhausting in the way it had been in the previous three years.

"He was tremendous the other night.

"He is such a dedicated footballer and professional in every training session. He's a really terrific player and the good thing is that he is still improving."

 

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