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Mexican star Hernandez ''living a dream''

Mexican star Javier Hernandez has said he is ''living a dream'' to be joining Manchester United and that he only knows his new team-mates from a PlayStation game.

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Hernandez signed for United in January and will join the club after the World Cup having scored 29 goals in 73 appearances for Mexican side Chivas Guadalajara.

The striker will come face-to-face with new team-mates Wayne Rooney and Rio Ferdinand when he plays them in Mexico's friendly with England at Wembley on Monday, but says he is in awe of them.

"Suddenly I'm going to be playing with the players I know from PlayStation and television,'' he told the Daily Mirror. "I'm living a dream and I thank God I'm living it. I got goose-bumps when I realised I would be joining Manchester United .

"These are the things that you dream about. I longed for a move to Europe when I was a kid watching lots of football on television. I'm just full of gratitude to those who helped me accomplish this."

Hernandez was also full of praise for United boss Ferguson, saying, "I know why he's been able to be so successful because he's just a really straightforward person.

"He's an extraordinary man. He makes such an impact on you and it's not just because of his accomplishments but because of the kind of person he is."

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