Why Chicharito is walking a fine line at Old Trafford

Javier Hernandez has followed Antonio Valencia in questioning the decision to leave him out of big games.

Chicharito is one of the most exciting strikers that Manchester United have but he’s in a difficult position, as he’s playing at a club where his desire is to play every game but for a manager where he’s finished if he questions his authority.

Sir Alex Ferguson has never made it a secret that he will move on high profile stars, as well as the more modest ones, if they start to create a bit too much trouble and plenty of noise away from the pitch.

Hernandez’s frustrations are understandable because he has only started seven Premier League games this season, coming off the bench on seven occasions when his tally of eight goals suggests he should be playing more.

He’s certainly the best poacher at the club when it comes to snuffing out the minimal half chances which can turn a key game on its head and give United an advantage.

He’s walking a fine line because Ferguson may have already started thinking about how he is going to improve or adapt the attack ahead of next season and what is likely to be a title defence.

There are rumours floating around that United could well be in the market for a player like Falcao from Atletico Madrid who is a forward that any United fan would choose over Hernandez in a heartbeat.

His comments could be seen as an apparent sign of dissent by Ferguson who could be toying over the idea of whether to go after such a high profile target, when there are bound to be plenty of teams interested in signing him.

What Hernandez does have going in his favour is his character and his passion, which are two of the things that have made him such a popular player during his time at the club so far.

He’s the sort of forward that has previously kept these sorts of concerns under his hat, preferring to do his talking on the pitch and trying to play out his skin whenever he is given the chance to start.

What may cause Ferguson to ignore his comments is the guarantee that Chicharito will effectively play any role and do any job the manager asks of him, regardless of any distain or negativity he may feel over his own situation away from the pitch.

That is something that United will never be able to replace which will weigh on Fergie’s mind if he is thinking about letting the Mexican move on in the summer.

Hernandez has said his piece and he’s likely to get a couple of chances before the end of the season, which means he has to cash in because if he doesn’t then it will be a little bit easier to overlook the things he does have going in his favour.

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