'Chicharito' has had limited chances at Old Trafford but he has always grabbed them with both hands. However it looks as if this season will be his last at the club as he has failed to establish himself as a first-team player.
He was handed very few opportunities from David Moyes during his tenure and as often just been used as an impact substitution during his four years at the club. He has almost garnered the same reputation as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer when he became the club's 'super-sub' in the late 1990's. However nobody wants that title even if it is for Manchester United and Hernandez deserves more than that.
The Mexico international could easily be a first-team player for many of the world's leading clubs. He is a superb finisher, with great pace and has a lot to offer. Having to sit behind Wayne Rooney, Robin Van Persie and Danny Welbeck in the pecking order has been frustrating for him and he can use this summer's World Cup to show off his talents to any perspective buyers.
Aston Villa have reportedly identified Javier as one of their key targets as long as they stay in the top flight. The Daily Mail suggests that Paul Lambert will look to bring in Hernandez as well as Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Lewis Holtby. However Hernandez will be looking at bigger clubs than Aston Villa to develop his career at, and his wages will surely push the boundaries at Villa Park.
|2012/2013||Apps||Mins||Goals||Goal Assist||Total Scoring Att||Ontarget Scoring Att||Touches|
Last season Hernandez scored 10 goals from 22 appearances, at an average of one goal ever 94.8 minutes. Again a lot of his appearances were from the bench but he can still make an impact even when given minimal time on the pitch. A lot of his goals come in big games as well, and he has often been the go to man when United are staring at defeat and he has been able to turn game around.
|2013/2014||Apps||Mins||Goals||Goal Assist||Total Scoring Att||Ontarget Scoring Att||Touches|
This season Javier has made the same number of appearances but has had less time on the pitch from the 22 games. He has only managed four goals, but consider the fact that his whole team have significantly underperformed this season as well. He has had the same amount of assists as last season but only 19 shots on goal.
Hernandez's displays this season haven't been anything to shout about but neither have United's. He is still a great striker who will attract plenty of interest this summer, and there will certainly be better options than Aston Villa for him.