Manchester United striker linked with replacing the injured Falcao at Monaco

Javier Hernandez

Manchester United striker Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez has been touted as a replacement for the injured Falcao.

Following Radamel Falcao’s cruciate knee ligament injury sustained during the week, the rumours have gone into overdrive over possible replacements.

One of those candidates is Mexican striker Chicharito – who has fallen down the pecking order at Old Trafford under David Moyes.

Mexican source Eluniversal has published a story regarding one of Mexico’s most coveted sportsmen – commenting that the striker is dreaming of replacing the injured Falcao at Monaco.

The injury sustained by Falcao happened during a midweek cup match away at minnows Chessenay and will rule out the Colombian’s chances of making the World Cup in Brazil – despite his surgeon offering hope of a return to action before the end of the season.

Chicharito has barely featured for the Red Devils this term, making just four Premier League starts despite injuries to fellow strikers Robin Van Persie and Wayne Rooney.

The Mexican has struggled to get a look in due to the goalscoring form of fellow team-mate Danny Welbeck – who has netted six more goals than the former Chivas striker so far this campaign.

Perhaps a change in scene is what Chicharito needs right now – whether that be a permanent move or moving on-loan.

English paper The Mirror published two days ago that the ‘Little Pea’ reportedly wants out of Old Trafford as he fears for his place in Mexico’s World Cup squad under recently appointed coach Miguel Herrera.

Potential destination Monaco are enjoying a good season on their return to Ligue 1. The side based in the south of France are just three points behind league leader Paris Saint-Germain – with their crunch game set to take place in two weeks.

Even if Monaco fail to overtake Monaco at the summit of Ligue 1, their current lead of 11 points over fourth placed Saint-Etienne should be enough to see them guarantee a Champions League spot for next season.

With only five days left of the transfer window, the speculation regarding the Mexican’s future will no doubt start to mount.

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