Manchester United: What the Future Holds for Chicharito

Karla Villegas Gama@karlitsvFeatured ColumnistJuly 29, 2013

Javier Hernandez scored in his first official game with Manchester United, in 2010.
Javier Hernandez scored in his first official game with Manchester United, in 2010.Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Javier Hernandez was spotted training in Guadalajara last week. The Manchester United striker did not travel with the team for the preseason tour and there have been several rumors regarding a possible transfer.

The buzz started in May. The Mirror informed that several Italian outlets had been publishing Juventus' interest on Hernandez. The report said that the club was willing to pay as much as 17 million pounds.

Juventus was gunning for Gonzalo Higuain. However, the Argentina international signed with Napoli, leaving the La Vechia Signora with an open slot for a striker.

According to the Mirror, Liverpool and Valencia are also interested in Hernandez, who could replace Luis Suarez or Roberto Soldado, if they leave their respective clubs.

Sir Alex Ferguson was always clear about Javier's role in Manchester United. Here's what he said last March in a press conference:

He's on a long contract and we won't be entertaining any interest from anyone. As far as we are concerned he is a really important player. He does something different from the other strikers and any time he comes into a game he changes it.

Now, with David Moyes in charge, it seems like Hernandez can aspire to a more active role. This is what the manager said in the first week of the preseason tour:

Wayne’s got a major role to play because we need to try and get him as many goals as we possibly can. Wayne can play up-top, I think he can play dropped in.

I want to be able to play the two of them, I want to be able to use Danny Welbeck, Chicharito [Javier ­Hernandez] as well. I want to try and give myself as many options as possible.

The Telegraph reported that Rooney wants to leave the team, which would give Javier a great chance to fight for the starting position and continue to dazzle the fans.

Hernandez has proven himself so far. He has had three very successful seasons with the Red Devils. He has appeared in 117 games and scored 50 times.

With the Mexico national team, Chicharito has also had a good year despite El Tri's performance. Chicharito has seven goals in 10 games, more than any other player.

At age 25, Hernandez has a bright future ahead. He is currently one of the most successful Mexicans abroad and the only one that has made a difference in one of the best clubs in the world.

Javier has a fantastic eye for goal and that is something that will not go away just because the Red Devils have a new manager.

The best place for the Mexican is Manchester United. With Rooney sorting out his options and Danny Welbeck and van Persie injured, Hernandez has a great chance to show Moyes just how valuable he can be.

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