Hernandez commits to United until 2016
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.
"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.