Javier Hernandez being snubbed for Mexico could hasten Man United exit

Javier Hernandez

Javier Hernandez was once Mexico’s star man, but the sprightly attacker faces the very real possibility of starting from the bench in Brazil.

A number of Manchester United players will be relieved with a change in manager this summer, as a fresh start will allow them to impress Louis van Gaal.

One man in need of a chance and much more time on the pitch is Javier Hernandez, who was largely used as a substitute by David Moyes in 2013-14.

Selected in Mexico’s World Cup squad, Chicharito will be looking forward to a change of scene and the chance to impress this summer on the biggest stage.

However, it may well be set to get worse before it gets better for the poacher – with his place in the Mexico starting XI far from guaranteed.

New coach Miguel Herrera is a big fan of Oribe Peralta, who looks set to start for the Central American nation in the number nine role this summer.

As such, Hernandez could well find that his recent trend of sitting on the bench will be translated from club to country.

Once the main man for his nation and with an excellent national goalscoring record, Hernandez has fallen down the pecking order.

Like Herrera and Peralta, new United boss Van Gaal has his favourites; namely Robin van Persie.

As such, a summer of watching world football’s biggest spectacle from the sidelines may well be the shot of realism that Hernandez needs to prompt him to look for a move.

A club switch to a side where he will play more often than not would surely see him reinstated for Mexico also in the future.

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