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Javier Hernandez heading towards historic record

by Sam Peoples

Javier Hernandez took his international goalscoring tally to 35 goals with another brace tonight in Mexico’s 2-1 victory over Japan to secure third place in their group.

He scored a brace of headers before missing an injury time penalty that stopped him from getting a hat-trick but he was still named man of the match.


The 25-year-old now third on Mexico’s all-time scorer list with Luis Hernandez and only Blanco (38) and Borgetti (46) are ahead of him. Given that both have retired, it seems only a matter of time before Hernandez takes the crown as Mexico’s all-time highest goalscorer.

I don’t think there is anything else that Hernandez can do to earn more starts for Manchester United next season. His goals-to-minutes ratio was the best in the Premier League last year and he has continued his fine form this summer.

Moyes will have to make sure that Hernandez gets the game time he deserves because although he has always claimed to be happy with his position at United, a striker of his quality deserves more starts.

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