Don't Get Too Excited About Javier Hernandez
Last week's biggest news, after our CL exit, was that Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez agreed to sign for United and will join the club next season. The Mexican striker will arrive from Chivas de Guadalajara where he scored an impressive 21 goals in 28 games.
But is he the salvation? No. Is he the man to play as a lone frontman when Rooney is injured? At 5'9', hardly. He's even smaller than Rooney and a lot less strong. He's quick, two-footed and skilful - a good second striker or wide forward but that's not what we need most.
And let's face it, he's another of those low-cost, low-risk signings, like Diouf or Owen. Fergie will judge him in training but the harsh realities suggest that he will play a maximum of 10 games next season, we'll reap the commercial rewards of having our first ever Mexican player on the books then he will depart with good memories, signing for some mid-table team in the Primera Division, a la Manucho.
I hope I'm wrong but seeing the opportunities granted to the likes of Obertan, Diouf and Manucho I'm not exactly optimistic about Hernandez, either...