Michael Owen raves about Javier Hernandez

Javier Hernandez

Michael Owen seems to rate Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez highly.

Michael Owen has claimed on BT Sport that Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez is the best substitute in the world.

The former United and Liverpool striker made the claim while commentating on United’s Champions League qualifier against Club Brugge on Tuesday evening.

Hernandez did not start the playoff round first-leg encounter at Old Trafford and came on as a substitute in the 72nd minute.

While the Mexico international star was coming on in place of Adnan Januzaj, former England international striker Owen, commentary on the match for BT Sport Europe, said: “If I was a manager and I could have one substitute in my team in world football, it would be him.

“He is dynamite as a substitute. He is so quick, his movement is unbelievable, he has just got a knack of scoring goals.”

Hernandez is a very good striker and has proved that he can be success in the Premier League.

The Mexican is a mobile player who is powerful with his shots and has loads of experience.

Even last season when he struggled for playing time during his loan spell at Spanish giants Real Madrid, Hernandez scored seven goals, provided four assists, had a pass accuracy of 82% and a shot accuracy of 64%.

With Robin van Persie and Radamel Falcao both gone, Hernandez should be given more chances by United manager Louis van Gaal this season to show what he is capable of.

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