• 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.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

EPL Weekend Preview: Luis Suarez Better Then Javier Hernandez?

Some might argue that Liverpool versus Manchester United is not a derby based on their geographical locations, but for years these two clubs have thrived on their fierce rivalry unmatched in England.

javier Hernandez Chicharito Action

This duel may have started many many years ago, continuing with Liverpool's English dominance during the '70s and '80s—leaving United in the dust with 18 league titles by 1990—while Manchester were far behind with seven (until 1990).
Today the North West Derby is amongst the most watched footballing events in television history, with both clubs having a massive following.

Both these clubs claim to be the "most successful English club" of all time. Who is the better club?

Well we will never know based on a general opinion.

In terms of the stats, it's really hard to identify which club is more powerful, with both Liverpool and United having over 50 plus major trophies each.

Liverpool no doubt ruled England during the '70s until 1990, but in recent years there's no question as to the power and might of Manchester United.

Since Liverpool's last league success in 1990, United under Sir Alex Ferguson has won 12 League titles, eclipsing the men from Mersey-side and now stand on a total of 19 titles.

So, with that in mind, we come to understand the bitterness and hatred each of these clubs have for each other, with a definite sense of mutual respect between the players—a respect found across the footballing world no matter how serious the opposition.

But who is the better team is not my argument, or the reason for a discussion. My question, which will cause some intense debate, is simply: Who is the better striker which represents these Great clubs, Luis Suarez or Javier Hernandez?
Suarez is a player with tremendous control, skill, has the ability to work his way out of some really tough situations, and most importantly has a killer touch.

We have already seen some brilliant goals from the Uruguayan International, and Manchester United know him very well after their encounter last season, when at times he left United's defense with their tongues hanging out.

Hernandez, on the other hand, is a poacher, and deadly when he finds the ball in the box and could score with almost any part of his body.

One-on-ones, from set plays with his massive leap, from within tight inter-plays—he can score from them all and he generally fails to miss the target regardless of the opposition.

Both players have great speed, and the ability to get behind the defense within the split second; they are so similar yet separated by massive differences.

Last season Hernandez made one of the biggest impacts on the league, completing with 20 goals in all competitions. Suarez failed to score more than 10 plus, but taking into account the lack of service and poor team performances from Liverpool.

This season both teams look strong with a number of new faces, and they are both having had good starts to the campaign.

If these two players could be separated and judged differently, can we make the assumption that one is better than the other based on their overall performance, technique, skills and abilities?

Is Luis Suarez better than Chicharito, as he is commonly known? Or Is Chicharito better than Suarez?

Is it a factor of service, and team performances that has made Javier Hernandez rise to fame, or has he brought the best from Mexico and unleashed it on the world stage?

I want everyone who reads this to look at this discussion with an open mind, regardless of the game this weekend and the rivalry that it comes with.



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