Hernandez hoping to be Mexican trailblazer
Manchester United new-boy Javier Hernandez hopes he can use his Premier League experience to give youngsters back in his native Mexico a taste of what they can acheive.
Although the so-called best league in the world has been a haven for players of most countries down the years, success stories from Mexico have been rare.
Already the 22-year-old has made a big impression amongst the Old Trafford faithful and the striker is keen to show other Mexicans what can be achieved.
"When I was young I always liked the English league and I always wanted to play here," he said. "That is why I am so happy I got this opportunity.
"But it also means that I can open doors to players in Mexico to make important teams over here think about looking at other players from my country."
While it has become commonplace for players to pledge allegiance to new clubs no matter what their background, in Hernandez's case the link is real.
It is amazing for the Guadalajara-born player to now find himself playing alongside that illustrious duo, as he did during his Premier League debut against Newcastle at Old Trafford last night.
"It is like a dream," he said. "All the players at United were heroes to me, people like Eric Cantona and Cristiano Ronaldo.
"I liked Ole Gunnar Solskjaer a lot and others, like Giggs and Scholes. I wanted to be like them and now I am here, I can promise I will work hard and do my best to emulate them."