United had looked set to lose its third match of the season when Andreas Weimann scored twice. Then Javier Hernandez climbed off the bench to inspire Manchester United to a 3-2 win at Aston Villa and manager Sir Alex Ferguson has confirmed he will be rewarded with a place in the starting XI.
Hernandez, who replaced Ashley Young at halftime, began United’s comeback in the 58th, slipping the ball past Brad Guzan after latching onto Paul Scholes’ pass.Five minutes later, United was level after Hernandez’s shot from Rafael da Silva’s cross deflected in off Vlaar past Guzan. After United twice hit the woodwork, Hernandez sealed the three points for United in the 88th by heading in from Robin van Persie’s free kick.
Hernandez,claimed the second goal was his and was claiming a hat trick. “I think I hit the target and the defender touched the ball,” the Mexico striker said of United’s second goal. “That’s the decision of the referee but I’ve just seen the replay and that was definitely hitting the target.”