Hernández wins plaudits and trust

Javier Hernandez

Javier Hernández’ emergence from unknown, to Sir Alex Ferguson’s leading striker could take a limited Manchester United side to ever great heights and – perhaps crucially – bring out the best in Wayne Rooney too. The Mexican’s transformation from impact substitute to first choice in recent games says much for the 22-year-old’s rapid development. It’s […]

Reds unveil kids, lose sight of value

New signings

Manchester United officially unveiled summer signings Javier Hernández, Bébé and Chris Smalling at an Old Trafford press conference today, with manager Sir Alex Ferguson claiming that nobody in the market is better than now available in his squad. The trio, signed for around £25 million atage 20-22, represent the club’s future said Ferguson. Ferguson, who is effectively […]

Finally, a plan B

Javier Hernandez

Wayne Rooney’s injury at the tail end of last season rendered Manchester United’s attack became predictable, slow and lethargic. Sir Alex Ferguson first tried playing Dimitar Berbatov up front by himself – a strategy that failed miserably against Chelsea – and then partnered Federico Macheda with the Bulgarian only to discover the pair worked even […]

Hernández impact spells end for Owen

Michael Owen will see out the final year of his contract with Manchester United during the coming season but injury and the immediate impact of new Mexican striker Javier Hernández is likely to reduce the former Liverpool forward’s role in the team. Owen, 30, appeared in 31 games for United last season, scoring nine goals. […]

Chichonomics

Could Manchester United’s acquisition of Mexican striker Javier Hernandez provide a financial boost to the debt-ridden club, with million’s of Hispanics turning away from Barcelona and Real Madrid to proffer their football love (and money) on Sir Alex Ferguson’s team? Perhaps, although probably not in the way it is often reported. It has long-been the […]

Chicharito joins amid higher expectations

Javier Hernandez World Cup

Javier Hernández formally became a Manchester United player yesterday following a successful World Cup with Mexico in South Africa. Although dumped out of the competition by Argentina last week, Hernández’ side conformed to expectations while the striker hit the headlines with two well-taken goals against France and Diego Maradona’s side. Hernández,  also known as Chicharito – […]

World Cup opens with Chicarito, Evra and the vuvuzela

Soccer City Stadium

Forget the crime, travel nightmares and rip-off prices; concentrate on the football. That’s the message as the World Cup opened amid the vuvuzela din in Johannesburg. There’s plenty of it, with 64 matches in total. Manchester United interest came early, with Mexico’s Javier ‘Chicarito’ Hernandéz featuring in a 1-1 draw with South Africa today. This […]

Hernandez scores against Dutch and FA

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 […]

First look at Chicharito

Javier Hernandez

When Mexico’s Javier Hernandéz takes to the Wembley field tonight it’ll be the first opportunity given to most Manchester United supporters to assess the striker’s ability ahead of a July move to Old Trafford. The £7 million forward, signed from Chivas Guadalahara in April, is likely to start tonight’s friendly with England at the national stadium. […]