Manchester United has announced the signature of 21-year-old striker Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernández from Chivas de Guadalajara in the Mexican Primera División. Hernández, nicknamed ‘Little Pea’, signs for an undisclosed fee subject to a UK work permit and will join his new team-mates for pre-season training on 1 July.
The Guadalajara-born forward has scored 28 goals in 68 Primera División appearances for his club and four in four for his country since graduating from the Under-20 side that played in the World Youth Cup three years ago.
“I am delighted to reach agreement with Chivas to bring such an exciting young striker, who has been in such prolific form for both his club and his country,” said Sir Alex Ferguson in a statement today.
“He will be a great addition to our squad and we look forward to welcoming our first Mexican player in the summer. We are equally excited to play our first game in Mexico, opening the magnificent new Chivas Stadium in July.”
United will open Chivas’ new 45,000 Volacano-inspired stadium in Guadalajara during pre-season, although a date for the fixture has not yet been set. However, fans’ first glimpse of the new signing should come at Wembley on 24 May, when England take on Mexico in a friendly.
“It’s a dream and I feel so happy,” Hernández told MUTV, after attending United’s match against Bayern Munich last night.
“I’ve really enjoyed my week in Manchester – the stadium, the atmosphere at the club and the history are incredible and I want to do great things here.
“I’m living a dream. The atmosphere was incredible with all the fans singing. It was fantastic to see.”
Hernández is United’s second capture for the new season having reached an agreement to sign defender Chris Smalling from Fulham in January.
Now sing. My, my, my… Chicaritoooo, da la la la la la laaaaaa, why, why, why … Chicaritoooo , da la la la la la laaaaaa….
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Shows good skills. Soft touch, shooting skills and positional sense. Also not afraid to use weight when needed. Could be a good addition.
I am Mexican, and i can tell you this kid has skills, i hope he show it at United and not just a promise like Gio Dos Santos and Carlos Vela
hopefully not just another manucho
Ed, maybe you can help! I just read an article in the guardian stating that United will not be signing David Villa this summer due to his £40m price tag and his age given our transfer policy. Is this true? Sorry i dont trust the guardians article as they don’t seem to quote any credible sources so maybe you may know, if you do know please do tell. I rate Villa very highly as does any knowledgeable football fan and this would be very disappointing given the fact that he wants to move to England and Man Utd is his preferred club.
That’s about right yeah. The policy is essentially not to buy any players that can’t be sold on at a profit later. So anybody who is over 26 and whose value will drop over the course of a four year contract is out of bounds.
Hence the signatures of all these young players. Another great Glazer money making scam.
Goal number 6 was ridiculous! Number was pretty awesome as well. Agree with Keith. He does show the skills required but will have to see his overall play especially what he does off the ball to get a better idea.
The promise is there and no one better than SAF to to turn potential into reality.
what are you lot talking about?
you tube only shows you the best bits!
he has a less than one in two ratio in a very poor league!!!!
he is another average player – how do i know? because barcaand madrid would not allow, yes allow us to sign a top south american player.
alex, what stats are you looking at?
This season, in 28 games he has scored 21 goals! Top of the league! Thats a very nice return whatever league he is in, you can only score against what’s put in front of you right? Also, in 4 games for his country, he’s scored 4 goals! He’s very good in the air, he’s got good shots with both feet, he’s quick, can dribble, great positioning in the box, he’s young. Seriously, what’s not to like?
We’ll know nothing about his ability in Europe until he gets over here – it’ll take him some time to acclimatise. Having said that the Mexican league is of a good standard…
Here we go again. So called fans both here and in the MEN article bad mouthing him before he’s even kicked a ball for us.
Let him at least have a go before you get on his back!
Myself, I’ve never heard of him, but I’m prepared to be patient and see what he can do before I write him off.
Good luck to the lad! Hopes he makes it big and shove those words down your throats.
Best of luck to the lad. However this again is a clear sign that United will only be in the business of buying lower priced “potential” players, not finished articles like Villa. Tosic, Obertan, Diouf, Smalling and now Hernandez all underline this point.
For those who don’t know him you will get your preview come June that’s for sure. He is a complete player who can score with his left, right, header, touch, hard worker everything you want in a striker.