Chicharito Hernandez, Manchester United, and the January Transfer Window: A Personal Reflection
According to an article written by Paul Clennam and published in Goal, Manchester United wants to keep Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez at Old Trafford. The reason is that David Moyes considers the Mexican striker a "vital" member of the club.
While Moyes may have good intentions for Hernandez, the time has come to make a decision about him. The decision should be based on should Hernandez remain with Old Trafford or go elsewhere especially Juventus.
It appears that Moyes and Manchester United is expressing a renewed interest in Hernandez. It is surreal especially after he was benched in favor of Robin Van Persie, Wayne Rooney, and Kagawa during the 2012/13 Premier League season.
Hernandez reacts by expressing his dismay at not having enough playing time. The time on the bench did not help Hernandez when his country Mexico was classifying for the 2013 World Cup.
The result was Hernandez unable to execute any great moves for his country leaving El Tri at the mercy of New Zealand. No player would have permitted being benched to interfere with his World Cup aspirations.
The solution is simple for Manchester United. They could either offer him another contract with more playing time or the striker should go elsewhere.
Juventus would be a great place for Hernandez to start over after being apparently neglected at Old Trafford. He might fit in with Fernando Llorente and Carlos Tevez in a team that is currently in second place in Serie A.
Hernandez could help Juventus in future matches especially the UEFA Champion League [UCL]. If there is such a move, it would have to be during the Summer Transfer Window.
A move to Juventus could hurt Hernandez's stance in the current UCL. UEFA rules makes a player ineligible to participate in the UCL if they are in two clubs that participate simultaneously in the current season.
Whether Hernandez and Manchester United can resolve their differences remain to be seen. Yet it should be sooner and better for the parties involved.
Chicharito Hernandez You Tube Video courtesy of Salvador Gonzalez