United reward Hernandez with new five-year deal

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Javier HERNANDEZ has signed a new five-year contract with Manchester United, according to his agent.

The Mexico striker made a stunning impact after arriving in England last season, with 20 goals in all competitions, and United have now responded by tying him down to a long-term deal. His representative Eduardo Hernandez is reported as saying: “We have renegotiated Javier’s contract and he is now committed for five years with Manchester United.

“The initial contract was good 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 and United were happy to reward Javier after his very good performances last season. I will not talk about numbers, but it is a five-year contract.

“Javier was not badly paid with his initial contract, but it was his first contract and, with respect, not comparable with the likes of Wayne Rooney and Nani. But today I can say that the contract has just been signed and everyone is satisfied.”

The new deal for Hernandez, who has been linked with Real Madrid lately follows that signed on Monday by midfielder Tom Cleverley, while striker Danny Welbeck has also been offered a new contract.