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Don't Get Too Excited About Javier Hernandez

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...

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Date:Sunday April 11 2010
Time: 5:31PM


erm zae, look im usually a fan of ur articles and im a huuuge united fan but lately uve really been peeping me off, with ur negative articles, yeah alright maybe were not gunna win the league and were playing rubbish but have some faith in ur team man no need to berate all the players on her just coz ur sour tht our seasons gone bad and about hernandez, weve just signed a young player and injected some youth into our ageing team and all u can say is tht he wont even have a career here and hes leaving after one season, i think he has a big future and u seriously need to get ur head straight mate, up united
11/04/2010 18:41:00
ibbyb7 - Didn't you know Zea is a Liverpool fan? You should see all the articles he has written about them. I believe there are more Liverpool articles on here then United articles, everyone knows Zae is a Liverpool fan winding up the United supporters
11/04/2010 18:56:00
The guy weighs less than 10 stone (136lb to be precise). How in the hell is he meant to cope with a team like Stoke having a kick at him? I reckon Fergie must be losing the plot quite rapidly, as I really can't see sopmeone so tiny making an impact in the PL. Actually, I take that back. I'm sure he'll make an impact in pitches up and down the land as he constantly gets sent flying...
11/04/2010 20:30:00
Weighing in at less than 10 stone, I reckon this guy will make an impact on pitches up and down the country - when he eventually returns to earth after getting sent flying in every game.
11/04/2010 20:33:00
Oops, my original post has reappeared now! (?) Doh!
11/04/2010 20:33:00
Its a sign of the times City are talking about buying Torres and Fabregas and United are buying Hernandez who and extending deals for Gary Neville, Scholes and Giggs. The power has shifted in a big way!!
11/04/2010 21:12:00
Thing is willy, City will still be TALKING about those players next summer - because TALK is all you've got. Kaka, Buffon, Alves, Fabregas, Torres, Gerrard, Terry all good players - none of whom will want to join City unless its to collect a fat retirement cheque like Vieira. The only thing thats changed is that you can now afford to buy players we dont want - which in fairness is a step up for you. We'll do what we've always done - invest in young players and turn them into world beaters. They wont all work out, but in the long term you just know we'll pull something out the bag - WE ALWAYS DO!
11/04/2010 22:10:00
I dont understand why everyone is writing off Chicharito without ever seeing him play a game. You can find about 10 different suggested heights and weights for him online so I dont know how any of you can be so sure he is going to flop because of his size. Im pretty sure CR7 was a light-weight when he arrived but he added enough muscle for two players and we're currently doing a fairly decent job with Nani, Anderson and the twins in that respect. But hey, you guys are probably right - stoke will kill anyone who isnt at least 5'10". Do you guys wanna tell Arshavin, Tevez, Wright-Phillips, Joe Cole and Michael Owen to leave or should I? Whilst your at it lets send out a few emails to Ribery, Villa, Aguero, Silva and Douglas Costa to tell them they arent gonna make it either.
11/04/2010 22:46:00
Tuscan3000 - you are now sounding a little bitter and a lot defensive. The power has shifted within Manchester - if Hernandez is the best you can do, well it does say something or do you disagree? Equally I genuinely believe that if we get 4th this year we will sign the likes of Fabregas and Torres. Why shouldn't we, as we are not massively in debt but the richest club in the world, who can pay the richest wages and hopefully compete with the best players in the biggest Club tournament. Watch out we are coming and Fergie is so past it, he can't do anything but signup unknown Mexican strikers.
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