So far this season Chicharito has been used sparingly to say the least. David Moyes has played it safe at Manchester United using Robin van Persie, Wayne Rooney and Danny Welbeck in attacking roles which has made it difficult for the Mexican to get into the side.
The pressure is being jacked up on Hernandez as Welbeck has reiterated his desire to play through the middle for United, but he can use his country as a vehicle to impress the Manchester United boss.
Hernandez’s record for Mexico is stunning; 35 goals in 53 matches to date and he’s guaranteed to play in his best position for his country which is right at the very top of the attack.
He can throw down a serious claim to show Moyes that he should be the back up number nine to van Persie ahead of Welbeck with Wayne Rooney destined to play the number ten role for the rest of his time at the club.
No disrespect to Honduras but Mexico have a real chance to secure a big win in their World Cup qualifier and there is a great chance that Hernandez could be crucial in their quest for another three points.
A good performance will simply reiterate the belief that many have in his predatory instincts inside the opponent’s penalty area.
Hernandez is in a very difficult position at Old Trafford at the moment where he is simply waiting for a chance to start and prove he can still be effective for the club over the course of 90 minutes.
If he is worried or anxious about his role at United then he needs to try and put pressure on the boss in any way he can.
He should be very determined to play out of his skin for Mexico and if he bags a brace or a hat-trick, Moyes will look at that result and he could decide to give Chicharito a more prominent role than he’s so far enjoyed this season.
A couple of goals and a solid performance makes it a no brainer for Moyes, especially considering the recent head injury to Wayne Rooney, which will keep him out of United’s up and coming matches.
There were rumblings over the course of the summer transfer window that Premier League teams were starting to take a look at the Mexican star but nothing came of the rumours with Hernandez seemingly happy to fight for his place at Old Trafford.
It’s now all down to the player to put pressure on the United boss because there isn’t too much more he can do to force a chance to lead the United attack.
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