Hernandez commits to United until 2016
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Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez has signed a new five-year contract which will keep him at Old Trafford until the end of the 2015/16 season, the Premier League champions have announced.

The Mexico international made a stunning impact after arriving in England last season, with 20 goals in all competitions, and United have responded to that by tying him down to a long-term deal.

Hernandez said: "Playing for Manchester United has been a dream come true for me. I never expected my first year to go so well and I'm delighted to commit my future to United.

I never expected my first year to go so well and I'm delighted to commit my future to United.
Javier Hernandez on signing a new Manchester United contract

"To win a title and appear in a Champions League final was fantastic. I'm looking forward to helping my team-mates as we bid to win more trophies for this great club."

Manager Sir Alex Ferguson added: "The last player I remember making an impact as big and as quickly as Javier is Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and he reminds me of Ole a lot. His talent for creating space in the box and his finishing ability mark him out as a natural goalscorer.

"Off the pitch, he is a pleasure to manage. He works very hard and is a popular member of the squad." The news comes as a welcome boost for a United side smarting from yesterday's 6-1 hammering at home to rivals Manchester City.