It is fair to say that Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez has not enjoyed the best of seasons. Despite 20 appearances in the Premier League to date, most of those have come from the bench and he has a goal-scoring return of just four.
Considering how prolific the Mexican sharpshooter was when he first arrived at Old Trafford, that is something of a comedown.
But against Newcastle United on Saturday afternoon Hernandez got the chance to start, score and shine as David Moyes' side ran out 4-0 winners.
Hernandez set up the second goal of the afternoon for Juan Mata, before Shinji Kagawa turned provider for Chicharito, and the latter's stats for the match as a whole were pretty impressive as he scored one, set up one, played one key pass and had three scoring attempts.
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The result sent United back up to sixth in the table, but it is the Champions League United and their fans will really have their eyes on. And Hernandez will be just one of many players wondering if he will feature against the holders Bayern Munich.
There are certainly plenty out there who think the Mexican international should be given that chance, as we found out when we took to Twitter after the match.
Below you can find a selection of what we found:
Mata and Hernandez looks like they have good chemistry— Jahvar 23/4/2014 (@OriginalSteller) April 5, 2014
I would prefer Hernandez than Welbeck to play against Bayern— Dhanesh (@misterdhaneshhh) April 5, 2014
That'll do.... Deadly in front of goal today. 4 shots on target 4 goals. Think Hernandez has actually had his best start for us today.— Stretford Dogs Club (@Stretford_Dogs) April 5, 2014
2 Assists for Hernandez tonight. And a goal too!— Ritwik (@RM_UTD) April 5, 2014
Seriously if Hernandez and Kagawa were to be used wisely by Moyes, Man utd would have been a strong title challenger.— Choon Yung (@YungChooncy) April 5, 2014
What a performance today by both Hernandez & Mata.It's just too foolish now for anyone to really think United don't have a chance in Munich.— Andrew Jerell Jones (@sluggahjells) April 5, 2014