Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez has urged new manager David Moyes to consider signing compatriot Jonathan Espericueta.

The 18-year-old midfielder has impressed for his country at the FIFA U20 World Cup, having helped the Mexico U17s to glory in 2011. Indeed, he won the ‘Silver Ball’ for his performances at that particular World Cup.

And, cite reports in Mexican publication Teinteresa when claiming that Chicharito has put forward the Tigres youngster as a possible summer addition for the Red Devils.

Were Espericueta to leave his homeland for Old Trafford, he’d follow in the footsteps of Hernandez, who moved to Manchester United from Guadalajara in the summer of 2010.

His impact under Sir Alex Ferguson was immediate, with ‘the little pea’ scoring 20 goals in all competitions during his first full season with the club.

He was older than Espericueta would be if he were to join Manchester United this summer, but the Premier League champions have never been afraid to gamble on youth in the past.

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