The Reds have rarely, if at all, reached top gear in a season that – not just at Old Trafford – has stuttered and spluttered along so far. But Javier Hernandez, who helped United move level on points with league leaders Chelsea on Saturday, is promising great things to come.
United’s defence is looking increasingly more solid, while a mixture of players returning to form and fitness in attack bodes well for a crucial period in the Barclays Premier League campaign.
“The last few months might have been difficult, but all of my team-mates and I say that great things are coming soon,” Hernandez told MUTV.
The Mexican is increasingly capable of making an impact, either as a starter or substitute. Against Wigan he came off the bench and grabbed his seventh goal of the season to wrap up a 2-0 win.
“The important thing was that we got the win and moved to the top of the table, level on points with Chelsea,” added Chicharito. “It’s good for us [that Arsenal and Chelsea] dropped points. We wanted three point and it made it easier for us that Wigan got two red cards.”
That was when Hernandez was sent on, with the view of increasingly United’s goal tally. The Reds were only capable of adding one more goal.
“It could have been more comfortable, we had a lot of chances,” he said. “I was very pleased to score, but the main thing was that we got the three points.”