Javier Hernandez enjoyed a prolific first season at Manchester United
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Rio Ferdinand is hoping Javier Hernandez stays at Manchester United for many years to come after he revealed Chicharito is a nightmare to play against in training.
Hernandez, who scored 20 goals in his first season at Old Trafford, forced Dimitar Berbatov to spend much of the latter part of the 2010-11 campaign on the bench. Ferdinand has to mark the youngster in training every day, and he can see why Premier League defenders have such a hard time dealing with the Mexico striker.
“It was Paul Scholes. Now I’d say Chicharito – he’s quite difficult,” Ferdinand responded when asked who was the best player in training. “His movement’s great, but I like that because he keeps you guessing and on your toes.
“He’s the toughest but also the most beneficial opponent in training because he keeps you match-sharp.”
Taking part in a webchat with fans, Ferdinand also revealed his United five-a-side ‘dream team’.
“The best five-a-side team I can think of, made up of players I’ve played with, would be Paul Scholes, Cristiano Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney and Roy Keane. And me, of course,” he said.
“That team isn’t getting beaten. We don’t need a goalkeeper – we’d have the ball so much. Actually, I’d maybe pick Ryan Giggs instead of Roy Keane. I can’t not have Giggsy in the team.”