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19/05/2013 18:26, Report by G Thompson

Chicha's debt to Sir Alex

Javier Hernandez has paid tribute to retiring Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson after netting the final goal of his incredible 26-and-a-half-year reign.

Chicharito admitted he had never been involved in such a "crazy match" after Sir Alex's last game in charge ended in a 5-5 draw with West Brom at The Hawthorns.

The Mexican striker netted United's fifth goal and afterwards spoke of his gratitude for the boss and his respect for Paul Scholes who also retired on Sunday.

"The impact Sir Alex has had on me is massive. He gave me this big chance to play at the biggest club in the world. He has taught me a lot and I only have thankful words for him," he told MUTV.

"It [Sir Alex's retirement] is not only a loss for the British fans but he has changed football across the world. He has been here for 26 years and made the impossible dream come true.

"And what can I say about Paul Scholes? All the players say the same thing about him - he's an incredible player and team-mate, and the class and talent he has is unbelievable."

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All hail the boss

"It [Sir Alex's retirement] is not only a loss for the British fans but he has changed football across the world. He has been here for 26 years and made the impossible dream come true."

- Chicharito

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