Hernandez to miss Olympics

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Manchester United have reached an agreement with the Mexican Football Association to give Javier Hernandez a full summer's rest.

The Red Devils striker will not take part in his country's bid for Olympic glory in London this year, and will instead be given time to rest and recuperate after an injury hit season.

The Mexican has failed to match the same high standards this year as he reached in his debut Premier League season, and Sir Alex Ferguson believes a heavy workload is to blame.

"His form last year was fantastic," the United boss told "He's found the second year more difficult, but a lot of that is down to not having a summer break for three years and playing every summer for his country."

Hernandez turns 24 before the Olympics begins, so Mexico would have had to use one of their three places for players aged over 23 if they wanted to include the striker. However, the Mexican FA have agreed not to select the lethal frontman, giving him an extended period of leave.

Had Chicharito played for his country in London this year, the earliest he would have been available for United's pre-season training would be August 2, the day after Mexico's final group game.

This would have made it almost impossible for the striker to be ready in time for the start of the Premier League season. However, Hernandez will still play for Mexico in their World Cup qualifiers at the beginning of next month.

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