Manchester United confirm new five-year deal

Mexican striker Javier Hernandez has put pen to paper on a new five year contract at Manchester United, only a year after moving to the Premier League champions.

The sprightly attacker had an excellent first season in England, surpassing all expectations to form a deadly strike partnership with Wayne Rooney, and is now a regular in Sir Alex Ferguson’s first team.

20 goals in 45 appearances for The Red Devils has reportedly sparked interest from Real Madrid, but Chicharito’s agent has confirmed that the forward is delighted to stay in Manchester.

“We have renegotiated Javier’s contract and he is now committed for five years with Manchester United,” he told ESPN.

“There is nothing in the speculation [with Real] and it was never likely that Javier would leave United.

“His initial contract was a little tentative for Manchester and for Javier because it enabled them both to see if they could fit together and if he could achieve what was expected of him.

“Both sides have met their expectations, however, and United were happy to reward Javier after his very good performances last season,” the representative concluded.

The Telegraph stipulate that the Mexican’s new deal sees him move up to the second tier of earners at Old Trafford, with £90,000-a-week his new reported salary.

Despite being frustrated this season with injury concerns, Hernandez’s excellent performances seem to have marked the end of Dimitar Berbatov’s time at Old Trafford, with the Bulgarian only starting one match this season for United.

By Gareth McKnight

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