Originally written on Fox Soccer  |  Last updated 10/26/12
Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson believes Javier Hernandez is reaping the benefits of a proper pre-season. Ferguson caused some controversy when he put a block on Hernandez being selected for Olympic duty this summer. That Mexico went on to claim the gold medal by beating Brazil at Wembley must have made it even more frustrating for the 24-year-old. Yet the benefit came on Tuesday, when Hernandez scored twice to rescue United in their Champions League encounter with Braga at Old Trafford. For Ferguson felt Hernandez would benefit from having a proper break, and then getting some decent work in during pre-season. It is something he had not managed as a United player up to that point due to duty at both the World Cup and Gold Cup, the regional tournament for the CONCACAF region at which he ended up top scorer. And with the Confederations Cup, and another Gold Cup due to take place in 2013, and the World Cup to follow that in Brazil 12 months later, Ferguson felt missing ...
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