Javier Hernandez: 5 Reasons for and 5 Against Manchester United Selling Him

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Javier Hernandez: 5 Reasons for and 5 Against Manchester United Selling Him
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Javier Hernandez: "Chicharito

There have been rumours of Javier Hernandez's transfer from Manchester United since before the transfer window closed.

Hernandez is an undoubted star of the future, whether at Old Trafford or elsewhere. Here, we examine reasons both for and against United selling him, but the hope is that he will stay.

After last night's match, who in their right mind would want to sell him? But as long as there is speculation, there is a possibility. There may also be circumstances in which United would consider the trade.

Newspapers are always hungry for copy that will sell their editions. Sometimes a journalist may look at a set of circumstances and think "if this and this are true, then surely that will happen."

So in the case of "Chicharito," the fact that he has not been getting games, when coupled with the needs of other clubs (Liverpool and Chelsea are just two clubs that people think need another striker), can lead to credible speculation he will move.

That is to overlook the facts as we know them. Of course, the "little pea" has been admired and coveted by other managers, especially during his first spectacular arrival at United, but he has never given the slightest hint that he wants to move.

On the other hand, if he became surplus to requirements or a better prospect became available, then he and his agent might need to consider a move. However, although Sir Alex bought Robin Van Persie in the summer, he disposed of both Michael Owen and Dimitar Berbatov to make room for his preferred four strikers.

And these are four very different strikers. 

Robin Van Persie started further back for Arsenal and was converted to the top man when the need became paramount. He has always been a goalscorer, but arguably, last season and this, he is one of the three or four best in the world.

Wayne Rooney is much more than a striker. Ten years experience in the Premier League already and over 200 club goals. Approaching 80 caps for England. Able to play in midfield or cover even deeper. He is forming a formidable partnership with RVP.

Danny Welbeck is still only 21, although he has been around since he was 17. He continues to get bigger and stronger, has pace and excellent technical skill and wins the ball in the air. He will surely end up as England's No.1.

And Chicharito. Van Persie, Rooney and Welbeck can all score "sniffer" goals, but Hernandez is a natural.

So what are the possible reasons for and against selling him?

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