Should Hernandez leave Manchester United for Mexico in January loan deal?

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Would a move back to Mexico be the perfect solution for Javier Hernandez's troubles?

Today the papers have started talking about a Manchester United mass exodus - a reasonable reaction to a close defeat against a team who genuinely look like top four contender? Perhaps not - but this knee-jerk press reaction might carry water.

The team looks like it could use a little shake-up - and you feel that if Sir Alex Ferguson was still there United would still be struggling this campaign.

You also feel he would be ready to drop a few of the clubs dead-weight and even send them on their way.

The names today are Anderson, Ashley Young, Alexander Buttner and Javier Hernandez.

The first three, yeah, perhaps most United fans would help pack their bags and put them on a plane. But Chicharito is a little different.

Deadly when in the mood, and that is usually coming off the bench, but considerably less so when starting - he is struggling once again for first-team football at the club this season.

His lack of football and the collective struggles of many Mexican players in Europe recently saw new coach drop all non-Mexican based players from the national team for the recent World Cup play-off against New Zealand - which they won 9-3 on aggregate.

After the teams languid and disjointed CONCACAF campaign, which saw them narrowly beat Panama to the play-off stage, this was a welcome change from new boss Miguel Herrera - and the Mexican fans seemed to be happy with the team.

So the talk of Hernandez leaving to join Tottenham, Arsenal or Roma in order to secure a World Cup spot may be premature - he might have to return to Mexico if the strong willed Herrera sticks to his guns.

It might be an early stomping of authority, similar to what Fabio Capello did at Russia when he first took over, but it may be a long-term strategy.

Chicharito wants to go to the World Cup and should go - he is the poster boy of Mexican football. So sacrificing European football for six months seems to be a worthwhile pursuit.

There is more money in Mexican football then we are led to believe - and with enough sponsorship and investment any one of the big Mexican sides could offer Manchester United an enticing loan package for a player who sits on the bench the majority of the time anyway.

He could return to Chivas Guadalajara - or the likes of Cruz Azul, Santos Laguna or Monterrey could certainly figure out a deal.

Is it such a ludicrous notion? He goes to Mexico, bangs in the goals, goes to the World Cup, assures his place in the national team and returns to Manchester United with his sparkle back.

It could be a masterstroke.

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