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Manchester United: Can Javier Hernandez replace Rooney?

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Hernandez may have to fill Rooney's void (©GettyImages)
Hernandez may have to fill Rooney's void (©GettyImages).

With the new Premier League season swiftly approaching, managers are aiming to tie up deals in order for their squads to be fully prepared for the greatly anticipated opening weekend of fixtures. 

This may not truly be the case for Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho however, as he has stated that there is 'no time limit' on his quest to pull off a remarkable transfer that would see Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney make the switch from Old Trafford to Stamford Bridge.

Although if this deal is completed, does David Moyes already have his replacement within his ranks?

Javier Hernandez has a fantastic goal-scoring record at United since he was signed by Sir Alex Ferguson back in 2010. 

The Mexican burst onto the Premier League stage during his debut campaign at the Theatre of Dreams which saw him rip defences apart with his movement and clinical nature in the final third. 

The 25-year-old helped his side reach the Champions League final during his first season and managed to earn a place in the starting XI against Barcelona at Wembley.

Despite a troubling second season at Manchester United, the Mexican sensation provided us with glimpses of what he can offer last season, particularly at Villa Park where he turned a 2-0 deficit around by scoring a second-half hat-trick which saw United win all three points in November.

During the striker's three years in English football, he has scored 50 goals in 117 appearances. 

With an already impressive goal-to-game ratio, Chicharito who cost the Red Devils a mere £8million back in the summer of 2010, could improve more and more providing he is given a consistent place in Moyes' plans alongside star man Robin van Persie.

Hernandez also has an extremely impressive international record for a player at such a young age. The Guadalajara man has scored 35 goals for his national side (equalling the tally of Lionel Messi for Argentina) in just 50 appearances.

Therefore despite major speculation that Moyes must bring in a marquee signing if former Evertonian Rooney is to exit, may be a bit premature due to the asset the Scotsman already has in the form of Chicharito.

 

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