Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez has been in good form since moving from Manchester United to Real Madrid on loan.
He has in fact netted an impressive four goals in 270 minutes of football for the La Liga side, equating to a goal every 67.5 minutes. It's a rate that has silenced many of the Mexican’s doubters.
In an interview with ESPN, and quoted by Marca, when asked whether the competition at Real Madrid ever put him off the move, the 26-year-old replied resiliently: ‘When the option came up I did not hesitate, it was the most difficult challenge but it’s one I like.
‘’I always have wanted to work here. I’ve dreamed of being here and I could not say no to the beautiful opportunity to help the team.
‘’I have the talent to be here, to work here, and I hope to be positive for all.’’
Two weeks ago, Carlo Ancellotti backed the player to make an impact at the Santiago Bernabeu and even hinted that he could be used from the start in some games that suited him more than French international Karim Benzema.
In a separate interview, Isco echoed the thoughts of his manager and also backed the Mexican international to make an impact at Real Madrid, stating: ‘’Chicharito has that eye for goal that comes well in games that are tough.’’
A trait Hernandez proved time and time again for Manchester United which ultimately lead him to be labelled as a super-sub at Manchester United, effectively damning the player to the bench just so he can make an impact late in the game.
A tag, still to this day, he tries to shake off in order not to be pigeon holed as a bit-part player.
As for the striker’s future at Old Trafford, given the attacking competition and their willingness to allow him to join Real Madrid, it doesn’t look good.
The explosive striker, as he is proving in Spain, is capable of being an important player for any side in the world but surely won’t return to Manchester United unless assurances are made. Assurances that are unlikely to be offered, it has to be said.
Hernandez's form in Spain is something for the Manchester United hierarchy to look out for as an exponential growth in stock, given he is still contracted to the club until 2016, could land United a big fee with regards to a potential summer sale.
If he can get more playing time, and score more goals, it is more likely to turn the heads of other potential suitors and boost any potential deal Manchester United would have made off him last summer. An outcome which would prove loaning him out to Real Madrid was a good decision.