Fergie - No Hernandez loan
Sir Alex Ferguson insists he will not be sending Javier Hernandez out on loan in his debut season.
Last Updated: 29/07/10 4:14pm
Sir Alex Ferguson insists he will not be sending Javier Hernandez out on loan in his debut season at Manchester United.
United manager Ferguson believes 22-year-old Mexico striker Hernandez and Italian youngster Federico Macheda will be the players to rival Old Trafford stars Wayne Rooney, Dimitar Berbatov and Michael Owen.
Hernandez, who signed at the club this summer, got his career with the Red Devils off to a dream start when he scored during their 5-2 triumph against the MLS All-Stars on Wednesday.
Macheda, who is four years younger than his team-mate, netted a brace in that game, landing the first after just 24 seconds.
Ferguson is keen to keep the duo with United this season, and predicts bright futures for both players.
"I need to keep Macheda and Hernandez," said Ferguson. "There was a lot of purpose in the way they played their football.
"To play for a club like this is not just about talent. You need something else and they've got something else. I am pleased with that."
Ferguson believes Hernandez, who scored two goals for Mexico at the World Cup this summer, has similar qualities to England striker Rooney.
"If we are talking about a combination with Wayne, I think we would need to adjust a bit. They are similar types of players," he added.
"We will assess Hernandez really well and make sure we can bring him to good consistent form.
"There are still little things to do but not a great deal. One he gets used to our training I think he will be OK."
Veteran goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar was impressed with Hernandez's strike after the new recruit stepped off the bench on Wednesday.
"We scored some top quality goals and we're all delighted that Hernandez got himself on the scoresheet in his first game," said Van der Sar.
"He looks very sharp and has a good eye for goal. You could see his quality from the first chance he had just before he scored. The finish for his goal was tremendous."
United take on Hernandez's former club Chivas Guadalajara in the final match of their pre-season tour on Friday, and the new signing will play a half for each side.
"I don't how I will feel yet but obviously this is an effort by all the people who supported me," said Hernandez.
"From the start of my career I owe everything to Chivas and thanks to them I am where I am now."