Unlike his countrymen Vela (Arsenal) and Dos Santos (Tottenham), Hernandez moves forward to impress his coach and slowly earns a special place in his team first squad.
Hernandez’s latest goals have given United 3 victories (Valencia, Stoke City and Wolverhampton).
Last night in a Carling Cup match, the Mexican striker came off the bench with less than 10 minutes to play and, as he’s done so many times already in his short 11-game United career, made an instant impact. His winner, a cool left-footed finish after he’d sold a defender a sublime dummy, was his sixth for the club and his fourth in three games.
The 22 year-old will be bidding to keep United on course in their road to glory this season, with stars like Wayne Rooney and Michael Owen on the bench.
I’m happy and I always say that the goals are all part of the team (…) it is a game about the team. We play with 11 and there are also 7 waiting, it doesn’t matter who scores. Javier Hernandez.
Whether you like it or not, Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez is the man of the hour for both, Manchester United and English football, and he should continue with his winning run and cash his fame (ephemeral as it may be) as he tries to earn a place as one of the most successful Mexican footballers in Europe… make no mistake, he’s far away from what Hugo Sanchez and Rafael Marquez have achieved, but right now he seems to be on the right track. We’ll keep an eye on him.
October 27th, 2010.