Ferguson hails strike duo

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Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has heaped praise on strike partnership Wayne Rooney and Javier Hernandez.

The duo have been showing signs of a blossoming partnership over the past week as United overcame Arsenal in the FA Cup and Marseille in last night’s Champions League clash.

Hotshot Hernandez, who is being likened to former fans’ favourite Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, scored twice last night with Rooney setting up his opener.

Hernandez’s brace took the Mexican’s season tally to 16 – making the £6 million summer purchase look like a bargain compared to more high-profile signings made over the past year.

His performances have been a nice surprise for boss Sir Alex Ferguson.

The Scot old MUTV: “We thought he was a young lad who was going to progress and maybe have to get used to our training and English football, but he’s been an absolute star and a real bonus for us.

“His movement is fantastic, he’s always on the move, and his timing of runs is terrific. He’s always on the last defender.

“They (Rooney and Hernandez) are a good combination. Their partnership has been developing really well.

“Where Wayne has played in the last couple of games has really threatened teams. He’s got such power and speed with ball.”

United qualified for the Champions League Quarter Finals last night with a 2-1 victory over Marseille. They join Spurs as the English teams in the last eight with Chelsea facing FC Copenhagen tonight.

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