Chris Smalling has revealed Manchester United summer signing Javier Hernandez has been sticking close to Michael Owen.

Smalling has revealed that England international Owen has been giving the 22-year-old tips on how to leave Premier League defenders with twisted blood.

"When we were on our pre-season tour the strikers spent a lot of time working together and were bouncing ideas off each other," said Smalling, a £10m summer signing from Fulham.

"I'm sure Hernandez was learning from Michael, tips like how to run in behind players that is so hard to defend against. And he (Hernandez) has been really impressive so far and has looked really sharp - its no wonder we're favourites in the sports betting!"