Senior Manchester United defenderwas full of praises for striker Javier Hernandez, who grabbed the winning goals for the Red Devils in their 4-3 win against Newcastle on December 26.
United had to come from behind four times in the single match to secure all three points and with City losing to Sunderland, they extended their lead to 7 points at the top of the table. Hernandez started in the front following injury toin training and was one of the best players on the pitch in the nervy 90 minutes.
Chicharito, however, didn’t have a perfect game. He missed chances that a player of his quality shouldn’t at this level of the game. He struck the post twice with headers and then shot right at Krul. However, he got the job done as he scored the winning goal of the match with seconds to go and pushed his side to a seven-point lead at the top of the Premier League table.
Ferdinand, therefore, saluted the persistence of the Mexican striker and believed that it was much easier to play behind players like Hernandez owing to his knack to keep taking shots till he gets a goal.
“You don’t mind your forwards missing chances when they are always getting in there, making space and getting the chances. He doesn’t let his head go down when he misses an opportunity. He always has the will and the desire to get in there and to be there to actually make that mistake in the first place. You get your rewards for that persistence and he got his,” said Rio, according to a report by MUTV.
United have to be careful as their defending yet again came under heavy fire. They went a goal behind three times in the match and it seems that their fighting spirit is the only thing standing between defeat and victory. They have already conceded more than what they did the entire last season and there seems to be a lot of confusion in the back four. United are letting in too many cheap goals at the moment and would have to sort out their defense in order to keep hold of the lead. City losing to Sunderland has given them a cushion, but they wouldn’t want to lose such a lead again as they did toward the end of last season, which ended in United losing the title.