Could Javier Hernandez leave Manchester United this summer?

Could Javier Hernandez leave Manchester United this summer?



Arsenal, Real Madrid, Chelsea, Bayern Munich, Manchester City, Borussia Dortmund, and Napoli are all in the market this summer for a proven prolific goalscorer, and Manchester United’s Javier Hernandez could certainly prove to be the ideal candidate.

Mexican international striker Javier Hernandez, known by his nickname Chicharito, has been at Manchester United since the summer of 2010. Since then, he has gone on to score an impressive 50 goals in 117 games in all competitions. For his country, Hernandez has featured on 53 occasions, scoring 35 goals.

However, this season the 25-year old has been frustrated with the lack of playing time afforded to him. While making 22 Premier League appearances for the title holders, Hernandez featured 13 times from the bench – averaging 43 minutes of playing time per game. Despite this, he netted 10 times in the league this season – scoring a total 23 goals in 41 games for club and country during the 2013/14 campaign.

His value is said to be around £15M, but Manchester United could be favourable of a season-long loan move for the Mexican. He’s still highly-regarded with the Mancunian side and has become a popular figure with the fans.

Dubbed ‘super-sub’ because of his knack for scoring many goals while coming off the substitute’s bench, a host of sides around Europe are keen to procure his signature. The 25-year old has a lot of competition at Manchester United for a starting place (Robin Van Persie, Wayne Rooney, and Danny Welbeck) and may consider a change of scenery to get regular first-team football.

His professional career goal tally is as stands: 114 goals from 245 games. Hardly to be sniffed at, and for £15M, Hernandez could be a potential bargain by comparison to £52M-rated Edinson Cavani (Napoli), £30M-rated Robert Lewandowki (Dortmund), and £25M-rated Alvaro Negredo (Sevilla).

Napoli and Dortmund are facing offers for their respective top goalscorers, Real Madrid are on course to sell Gonzalo Higuain to Arsenal this summer, Chelsea have two strikers who could be leaving the club, Bayern Munich have been after competition for Mario Gomez, and Manchester City are looking to replace Carlos Tevez and Mario Balotelli, which means they could all be making an official bid for Hernandez in the coming week.

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  1. Hernandez should definitely leave if the opportunity arises for him to be a starter. Welbeck and Rooney are not match for his goal scoring abilities, in fact i don’t know what Welbeck is doing in the pitch?? Chicharito needs the tranquility to know he is a starter and all he needs is to have more minutes in the pitch to let his technique fly free. Hernandez would be an asset to any team that chooses him as a starter. Manchester United should start to see the value on their players a little more carefully than the way the hold to players traditionally.

  2. I firmly agree w/ your take on Chicharo leaving ManU because going into the world cup a player needs continuity to display self confidence in their game. Without playing time its like wasting raw talent and loosing an opporrunity on a team that really needs a sound player.

  3. He is over rated way to much, he is not that good. At Arsenal who is he going to bench. The does not have the quality and understanding of the game that Gunners play, he will get more confused on the pitch.

    • You kidding? He’d easily bench 95% of EPL strikers, including all of Arsenal’s forwards. Name one striker in the league or more than 5 strikers in Europe with a better scoring average than Hernandez’ 10 goals in 9 starts in league games, 16 goals in 16 starts in all English competitions and UCL, and the best goals/minutes ratio of 95% in EPL games (1 goal for every 94.7 minutes played, including substitutions). No other EPL player beats that. Over rated you say?? He’s worth at least 25 mil. Go get your head examined!

  4. The fact of the matter is, he can score goals. He has the best average goal score per minutes played than any other player in the premier league, but his style of play requires players to serve the right passes. If the coaching staff had their strategic minds set in the right place, he’d be picked ahead of Welbeck. If Welbeck is to be called a striker, he needs to start scoring goals, or assisting more, otherwise give him the role of a mid-fielder which I don’t think he would be bad at. But Hernadez can score, just look at his track record when he was given priority.

  5. Wayne Rooney is overrated! The only reason he is a starter is because his from england, plane simple. Chicharito and RVP are the forwards and Rooney should play back… Hopefully Moyes see his quality and use him wisely. LETS GO RED DEVILS!

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