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Man of the match: v Newcastle (H)

1. Javier Hernandez: 49%
2. Michael Carrick: 30%
3. Robin van Persie: 14%
4. Ryan Giggs: 7%

 

28/12/2012 15:42, Report by Adam Marshall

Chicha lands star man prize

Javier Hernandez was voted man of the match in United's 4-3 success against Newcastle after bagging the late winner.

The ManUtd.com readers felt the Mexican was worthy of the star man prize for a tireless shift in attack as he was a constant menace to the Magpies' backline.

"I think the boy Chicharito must have run 20 miles," exclaimed Sir Alex Ferguson on Friday. "He never stopped!"

Hernandez polled almost half of the vote although Michael Carrick was a clear runner-up following another assured performance in midfield. The self-confessed Newcastle fan caused heartache for his boyhood idols with clever assists for the last two goals.

Robin van Persie finished in third place after again displaying his world-class ability, scoring the third equaliser, while Ryan Giggs was next as he enjoyed a tremendous second half that drew praise from his manager.

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