• 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.

Friday, July 8, 2011

The biggest bargain

Jim Lawlor must be a very happy man. Not heard of him? Well, he’s somebody all United fans should be thanking at the moment. It’s Jim, you see, who’s responsible for luring Javier Hernandez to Old Trafford. 

Lawlor is United’s chief scout and he spent several weeks in Mexico this time last year watching Chicharito play for Chivas. Jim recommended that the Reds sign the young striker and the deal was done in April.
At the time, the transfer was met by a shrug of the shoulders from many United fans who’d never heard of the player. But the World Cup changed all that. His strikes against France and Argentina suggested United had unearthed a diamond.

The big question was, could he adapt to the physical demands and the helter skelter of English football?
After 11 goals in 26 appearances, the answer is a definite yes. He had one chance at Southampton on Saturday and he took it. It was the finish of a natural born goalscorer. And his arrival as a substitute at Blackpool last week had a huge impact on the game. His equalising goal was magnificent – a triumph of technique and nerve.

Hernandez has now scored in all competitions: Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup, Carling Cup and Community Shield. Not bad for a first season at OT.

Javier Hernandez Chicharito

Javier Hernandez Chicharito

Javier Hernandez Chicharito

It was reported United signed him for somewhere in the region of £7million. What would he be worth now? Especially given some of the crazy prices being spent on a quite frankly astonishing transfer deadline day.
Chicharito has given Sir Alex a major selection problem. Will he start against Aston Villa tonight? He's certainly pushing Wayne Rooney and Dimitar Berbatov for those starting berths.

It’s another big game for the Reds. Villa have improved after flirting with the bottom three. And they absolutely destroyed United for about 80 minutes at Villa Park in November before United produced what has become a trademark comeback.

If United do end up winning the title I think that dramatic afternoon in the Midlands could be one of the turning points of the season. That was the weekend Chelsea were playing Sunderland, so if United had lost at Villa and Chelsea had beaten Sunderland, the Londoners would have gone seven points clear. As it turned out, United salvaged a 2-2 draw and never looked back. Chelsea, meanwhile, embarked on a run of awful results.
Let’s hope for another win on Tuesday, a result that would make it a club record-equalling 29 league games without defeat. It’s been 10 months since United last lost a Premier League game. Long may that continue.
Tune in to Matchday Live from 19:00 GMT tonight for all the build-up to the clash with Aston Villa at Old Trafford.

Javier Hernandez Chicharito

Javier Hernandez Chicharito and Wayne Rooney

Javier Hernandez Chicharito

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