• Get to know... Hernandez

    An introduction to 21-year-old striker Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez... Where's he from? Hernandez currently plies his trade with Chivas de Guadalajara in Mexico's Primera Division. Chivas are the most successful team in Mexican history with 11 titles. Having been at the club since the age of nine, Javier scored within five minutes of making his first-team debut, in a 4-0 win over Necaxa in 2006, and helped his side win the title that season.

  • Chicha dreams of a double

    Chicharito admits his first season in England is panning out beyond his wildest dreams, after becoming a Premier League champion ahead of a Champions League final meeting with Barcelona.

  • Review 2010/2011: October

    Player of the month: Javier Hernandez - Four goals, including a stunning back-header Stat of the month: The draw against West Bromwich Albion was the only occasion all season that United dropped points in the league at Old Trafford. The Reds won 18 of 19 home league games.

  • Javier Hernandez Girl Friend's (Lety Sahagun)

    Lety is short for Leticia. She was born in Guadalajara, Mexico to Lety Acevedo de Sahagun and Jaime Sahagun. She has three siblings Rodrigo, Jaime and Renata Sahagun. She studied at the Centro Escolar Los Altos in Zapopan, Guadalajara the school is known for its Opus Dei beliefs. After she graduated from high school she went to Monterrey, Nuevo Leon where she is studying Relaciones Internacionales which in English will be International Relations also known as International Studies at Monterrey Tec. You can check her pictures here.

  • Fans honour Hernandez

    Javier Hernandez has capped a phenomenal debut season for United by scooping the prestigious Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year Award. The accolade is voted for by fans across the world on the club’s official websites and honours United’s best player in the 2010/11 campaign.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Javier's title dream

Few of us expected the boy from Guadalajara to have quite such an impact this season. Openers, equalisers and especially winners, scored with head, feet, heel and even face... Javier Hernandez lives to put the ball in the net. 

He’s also shown a dedication to the cause, a humbleness and an understanding of what it means to play for United that has endeared him to Reds everywhere. We caught up with him to ask him how he was coping with the sharp end of his first title challenge as a United player…

The season is entering its crucial phase now – have you been involved in title chases before, while playing in Mexico?
In my first season with Chivas in 2006 we won the title. I didn’t play too many games but I scored a couple of goals and helped us win the trophy. We also won another domestic tournament in 2009 called the Interliga – the winners of that go into the Copa Libertadores.

What has that taught you about how to approach the busy and important end of the season?
Well, it’s given me a small amount of experience of these situations, but I have still talked to my team-mates here about what to expect in – and how to prepare for – this crucial part of the season. It’s all about staying calm, focusing on the task in hand and believing in what you are trying to achieve.

What advantage do United have over Chelsea and Arsenal in the title chase?
The only one is the fact that United is a big club with a great history in these battles. Several of the players have been here and done this before, while the newer players have a huge desire to succeed because we know about the history of Manchester United and it doesn’t include many painful defeats.

Do you look around the changing room and think, yes, these are the players who can win trophies this season?
Yes, when I look at my team-mates, and the quality of the players in the dressing room, I feel that we can win any trophy we compete for.

What do the senior players who have been here and done it before – Giggs, Scholes, Rio, Fletch etc – say to the newer and younger players about how to handle it and what is required?
They tell us that we need to play like Manchester United players, always remembering the club’s rich history and never giving less than 100 per cent on the field. Being a United player is about winning – you can never think about drawing or losing games. It’s that attitude that can help us to win trophies.

What do you think is the most important thing for United to concentrate on for the rest of the season?
To produce consistent performances and avoid mistakes – and that starts with the goalkeeper and goes right through the team. We need to avoid silly errors to give ourselves the best chance of winning, and to play every game like it’s our last one.

What would a Premier League winners’ medal mean to you?
It would mean a lot. I want to win that medal badly, and also to lift the trophy. It would be a perfect end to my first season here.
Javier Hernandez Chicarito

"I want to win that medal badly."
- Javier Hernandez

Javier Hernandez Chicarito

Javier Hernandez Chicarito

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