Javier Hernandez scored the winning goal to help Real Madrid advance to the Champions League semi-finals, but he will not be in Chile this summer.
The man affectionately known as Chicharito among Manchester United fans will play no part in this summer’s Copa America in Chile, it has been revealed.
Still on the books at Old Trafford, the 26-year-old forward is in the midst of a season-long loan in Spain with Real Madrid.
In 29 appearances for Los Blancos so far this season, Hernandez has scored eight goals with the most notable of these strikes coming against Atletico Madrid in the quarter-finals of the Champions League.
Despite boasting a solid return for the Galacticos, the former Red Devils favourite looks unlikely to remain at the Bernabeu beyond the current campaign.
He will also play no part in the Copa America, after El Tricolor coach Miguel Herrera announced his 23-man party for the South American tournament.
Though Hernandez would have undoubtedly relished the opportunity to play in Chile, his absence is currently being attributed to the fact that Mexico are also competing in the Gold Cup this summer.
Reigning champions and favourites to retain the trophy against their North American rivals, Mexico could also call on Real Sociedad’s Carlos Vela and Villarreal’s Giovanni Dos Santos for the competition.
The La Liga pair, who spent time at Arsenal and Tottenham respectively, have also been left out of the Mexico squad for the Copa America.