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"All the team-mates, all the staff, the gaffer and all the fans are expecting and waiting for that moment, and when that moment comes the energy and the atmosphere in the stadium is unbelievable."

- Javier Hernandez
26/12/2012 19:33, Report by Steve Bartram

Chicha savours special feeling

Having finally swung a topsy-turvy Boxing Day clash with Newcastle in United’s favour, Chicharito was understandably keen to savour the Reds’ last-gasp win.



After an enthralling battle with Alan Pardew’s side, the Mexican striker capped an energetic personal display by sliding home Michael Carrick’s pass in the 90th minute, and he insists there’s nothing to match such a special feeling.

“It's a great feeling, a great moment,” Chicharito told MUTV. “All the team-mates, all the staff, the gaffer and all the fans are expecting and waiting for that moment, and when that moment comes the energy and the atmosphere in the stadium is unbelievable.

“You can see in the reaction of the fans and the players, and the most important thing is if we want to fight for the title, we have to never give up until the 90th minute. All the time in all the games [the spirit] is going to be there. We're very happy about that. The history of the Manchester United tells us we have to never give up until the end of the game.”

The thrilling victory, allied to Manchester City’s shock defeat at Sunderland, moved the Reds seven points clear at the head of the table, but Chicha insists there will be no complacency at Old Trafford.

“It's a great position, but we're not going to think we have already done the job,” he said. “There are difficult away games and home games coming, so we need to keep going. This gap is going to give us a lot of confidence, but we want to just try to do the same in every game: win and get three points.”

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