Hernandez scores against Dutch and FA

May 27, 2010 Tags: Shorts 5 comments

New Manchester United striker Javier Hernandéz scored against Holland in a pre-World Cup friendly and with the FA for a work permit. A day after the 5′ 7″ striker headed home a consolation goal in Mexico’s 2-1 defeat to the Oranje, United was forced to plead ‘exceptional talent’ in order to secure the required home office documents.

22-year-old forward Hernandéz joins United on 1 July but it was dependent on the FA granting a work permit today. Typically non-EU nationals must have played at least 75 per cent of his country’s internationals over the past two years. It’s a criteria that the nine-cap striker falls well short of, forcing United to ask for special dispensation under the exceptional talent rule.

Strangely United called off the deal for Serbia youngster Adem Ljajić earlier this year, claiming that the FA is now reluctant to use the exceptional talent rule after widespread abuse.

While Untied supporters saw Hernandéz as a brief second-half substitute against England on Monday, the Guadalajara-born player scored his fifth goal in nine internationals against Bert van Marwijk’s Dutch side, with Mexico due to face France, South Africa and Uruguay in the World Cup Group A.


Sam - May 27, 2010 Reply

Yeah good strike, but can he handle the rough & tumble physicality of the EPL. >:-)

Steve - May 27, 2010 Reply

Good strike?

he was completely unmarked!!

vlad - May 27, 2010 Reply

So what? It was Netherlands!
Everyone here might hate me, but a certain Bulgarian player of the year would not have scored.

bigwave - May 27, 2010 Reply

Chicharito is going to be a great addition. He has lots of energy and knows his way around the box.

The Mexican League isn’t a top flight leaue but it is very physical, he can handle it.

Him being unmarked on that goal isn’t his fault!!!

nicorn7 - June 3, 2010 Reply

If he can put in 60% of the chances he gets, it will supplement Berba’s goals. 24 goals from two players plus Rooney’s 44. Easy! 🙂

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