Serie A champions Juventus are considering a £17million bid for Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez this summer, according to the Daily Mirror.  

Reports in Italy claim Juventus have identified the Mexican international as their back-up choice should a deal for Real Madrid star Gonzalo Higuain fall through. 

With that being said is it time for Manchester United’s new baby-faced assassin to move on from Old Trafford? 

Hernandez is a player adored by most fans, and a model professional to all aspiring footballers. One of the football world’s best poachers and a great personality around the dressing room. So what’s the problem?

Hernandez has only made 22 league appearances this season with 13 of those coming as a substitute - yet he has scored 10 goals. 

He holds an impressive goals-to-game ratio and the importance of the goals shouldn’t be underestimated. Hernandez is one of the game’s most lethal strikers in the penalty box. 

The simple fact is, Hernandez has a habit of scoring goals and scoring them when Manchester United need them most. This is great news for the fans but the other simple fact is, despite his fantastic record, he doesn’t get the recognition he deserves.

The summer signing of Robin Van Persie and Sir Alex Ferguson’s tactical choice of Danny Welbeck has left the 24-year-old rooted to the bench. He now operates as more of a super sub and becomes influential late on in games. 

If the Mexican is to move on from Old Trafford, who’s to say that he can’t improve his goalscoring record. An increased amount of minutes would only help him with continuity, something that would aid him both domestically and internationally for Mexico.

It’s simply impossible to question the Mexican’s loyalty to the club and it’s a blessing to find a player with such commitment to Manchester United. For the club he’s a dream player but how long can the Mexican stay as Manchester United’s new Ole Gunnar Solskjaer?

Hernandez has an integral role and purpose in the squad but one which may not satisfy him for much longer. He may well become United’s cult hero and follow in the footsteps of Old Trafford legend Solskjaer but is that how he wants to be labelled? 

It’s clear he already shows frustration and questions will remain about his lack of minutes despite holding such a great goalscoring record. 

It will be interesting to see how incoming manager David Moyes utilises the Mexican. If Hernandez is willing to be patient enough, he could become more than just a super sub for Moyes’ Manchester United.

Do you think Hernandez is right to be third choice at Manchester United or should he look for first-team football elsewhere?


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