Ever since Javier Hernandez made his move to Old Trafford and joined Manchester United, he has faced consistent problems season after season trying to make an impact with the first team and get guaranteed playing time. The Mexican has had to settle with a place on the sidelines of Manchester United in every single season.
The Mexican attacker has displayed his concerns of only getting a few minutes of playing time on some certain matches; he spoke after a match of Mexico in the 2014 World Cup and revealed some details of his current condition.
“This whole year has been very tough. Players need confidence more than anything else, and I’ve been very short of it. Very few people have shown faith in me over this past year. I’d like to dedicate this to my grandfather, who’s about to turn 85 but has still made the effort to be here. It’s for all those who’ve been with me in the good times and the bad, like my wife and my family. They know that I’m always happy to work hardest during the toughest times.” Chicharito Hernandez said.
Louis van Gaal is the new coach of Manchester United and the Dutch manager will be a huge factor that can determine whether or not Javier Hernandez remains as a player of Manchester United for another season or if he would like to cash in on the Mexican forward.
If Hernandez does leave Old Trafford, he has options of moving to Arsenal as Arsene Wenger is an admirer of the Mexican player or instead he can be transferred to Tottenham at White Hart Lane as it’s another club which has also shown interest in signing him and in either of those clubs, his chances of getting more playing time are significantly higher than in Old Trafford where Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie are the undisputed stars of the team.
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Atletico Madrid are now almost certain to sell Diego Costa even if the club managed to win the Champions League and the league title this season. This is because the club of their size cannot afford to keep a player of Costa’s stature simply because the player’s wage demands will be out of the reach for the club. As a result, he is set to leave to potential destinations like Chelsea, where he could be earning around £ 200,000 per week. This would leave a major void in the Atletico Madrid attack and they are reportedly planning to fill this with the signing of Javier Hernandez from Manchester United.
The Mexican has grown frustrated due to lack of regular playing time at the club. The final straw for the 25-year-old came in the second leg Champions League quarter-final match against Bayern Munich. Even though he was fully fit for this encounter, manager David Moyes decided to give painkilling injections for an unfit Wayne Rooney and use them instead. Rooney did not have the best of games, as he squandered two great opportunities that ultimately left United being knocked out of the competition after a 4-2 defeat on aggregate.
Hernandez had a couple of weeks ago that he was unhappy with the game time he has been getting at United this season. This being a World Cup year has also made him grow impatient. Even though Mexico do not have much recognised stars up front, Hernandez says that competition for places has been increasing within the national team and that he has to play regularly in order to convince the national team boss to pick him. Mexico are expected to have a tough World Cup after only managing to narrowly qualify for the competition through the play-offs – by beating minnows New Zealand.