Javier Hernandez’s future at Manchester United is far from secure this year.
For the first time, the Mexican has shown signs of frustration at being left on the sidelines. Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie have helped steer United to a nine game unbeaten streak and as a consequence, Chicharito has played a bit part role this season.
But Denis Irwin has told local fans in Mexico that Chicharito is loved in Manchester, that he can understand his frustration before insisting how important he is to the side whilst in Mexico for the trophy tour.
“This is his fourth year at the club,” he said.
“They signed him just before the 2010 World Cup.
“He has been fantastic for Manchester United. He has won two Premier League trophies in three years and he has scored a lot of goals.
“His attitude has been fantastic and he is absolutely loved in Manchester. He’s got competition in Van Persie, Rooney and Welbeck meaning sometimes he can’t always play but when he plays, he plays really well and scores loads of goals.
“It can’t be easy for him sometimes sitting on the bench but his attitude is fantastic.”
Record Guadalajara, a newspaper from Chicharito’s home town, ran with a front page splash and a double inside feature on Irwin’s charm offensive towards Chicharito so his words have certainly have plenty of coverage.
Chicharito is loved in Manchester. No fan wants to see him leave. He always has a smile on his face and does right by the team, so it would be such a blow if United were to lose him.
With nine games in the next six weeks, there is going to be a lot of chopping and changing with the team and Chicharito should get his opportunities. David Moyes hasn’t given him that many so far but when he plays, he scores and so long as he maintains that sort of return, Moyes will start to give him more game time as the season progresses.