• 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, November 18, 2011

“So maybe he is a better version of the current Michael Owen.”

The praise for Javier Hernandez has come thick and fast this season.
You will be hard pressed to find someone who hasn’t been impressed with the young Mexican striker’s debut season at Old Trafford with strike partner Wayne Rooney and manager Sir Alex Ferguson leading the praise.

Hernandez has scored 19 goals this term and with a number of important goals like his late winner against Everton he has quickly become a fan favourite but his rise to prominence hasn’t been good news for everyone.

Despite being our top scorer, Dimitar Berbatov has found it hard to get past Chicharito and Michael Owen too has found his opportunities limited due to the Little Pea’s form. Owen, who’s contract runs out at the end of the season,  has been reduced to cameos off the bench as he attempts to win a new contract at Old Trafford but has still found time to praise his counterpart.

There have been a number of comparisons made between Owen and Hernandez and the former England striker has spoken highly of his team mate saying,
“I wouldn’t say he is similar to how I was in the early stages of my career.
“But with injuries and the way I have adapted my game, he is probably quite similar to what I do now, apart from he is a bit sharper.
“He is 10 years younger of course, so maybe he is a better version of the current Michael Owen.
“Javier has been the surprise package this year without a doubt. He is certainly sharp and is a cracking lad as well. That probably isn’t that important to the people who just want to see him scoring goals but it is important for those who are around him and at the club in general.”

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