Cursed!? Manchester United striker with 44% loss rate this season

Javier Hernandez

It appears it may not just be David Moyes cursing Manchester United this season, as we look at Javier Hernandez's staggering loss percentage.

Last season, he was nicknamed a super-sub and one of the best impact players in the Premier League. However, the statistics for this term seem to paint a very different story.

Before I start, I must emphasise that this is purely tongue in cheek, however, it's quite a shocking stat all the same.

Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez has played in 16 Premier League games this season, which in itself is nothing out of the ordinary. In fact, it is only six games off the number he played in the Premier League last season.

The stunning statistic lies within the results of the games he has played in, which don't stack-up to kindly for the Mexican international.

Manchester United have lost 9 Premier League games this season, roughly around 31% of their 29 so far. Which for Manchester United is obviously unheard of. In fact, last season United won all but just 26% of their matches.

However, an interesting fact is that Hernandez has played in all but two of the losses United have had in the Premier League this season, not only that, but he has played in more games United have lost than games United have won.

Whilst it is an shocking statistic, can he be blamed for impacting on the results in games that he has played? In most cases I would argue not.

For instance, in the loss against Liverpool on opening day he played 17-minutes. When they lost to Stoke in February, he played 12-minutes and When they lost to Everton in December, he played just 9-minutes. However, looking from the other side again, in the four games he has started, United have lost twice, drawn once and won once.

I have to admit, when I have seen Hernandez this season, I have been disappointed and now he is at a point in his career where he should be forcing a regular first-team spot. I still think he is a fantastic first-team player, but it would would be a surprise if he remains at Manchester United next season.

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