Javier Hernandez Profile
Javier Hernandez, also known as Chicharito, was handed his debut for Manchester United by Sir Alex Ferguson when he took the field as a second frame replacement for Portugal international Luis Nani in a 5-2 friendly fixture triumph against the Major Soccer League All Stars at the Reliant Stadium in Houston on the 28th of July 2010. A natural born goal plunderer, he celebrated his competitive debut for United by scoring the second goal in the 3-1 FA Community Shield victory over reigning champions Chelsea at Wembley on the 8th of the following month. The Mexican netted his first Premier League goal in a 2-2 draw with West Bromwich Albion at Old Trafford on the 16th of October 2010 and scored a brace in a 2-1 Premiership win over Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium on the 24th of the same month. He followed up by hitting the winner in a 3-2 League Cup Fourth Round win over Wolverhampton Wanderers two days later and managed to notch up a fine total of twenty goals in 45 first team appearances for The Red Devils during his inaugural season in Manchester. With Manchester United, he won the Premier League in 2011 and 2013, as well as the FA Community Shield in 2010, and clocked up 37 Premier League goals in 103 outings for the club before he was loaned out to Spanish giants Real Madrid on the 1st of September 2014. He then joined Budesliga outfit Bayer Leverkusen for a reported transfer fee of £7.3 million in the summer of 2015 and spent two seasons with the Bay Arena team until he joined Premier League side West Ham United at the start of the 2017-18 campaign. A Mexico player, Hernandez, made his first senior appearance for his homeland as a second half substitute for Juan Carlos Cacho in a 2-1 friendly loss to Colombia at Cotton Bowl in Dallas on the 30th of September 2009, and hit his first brace for his nation in a 5-0 friendly win over Bolivia at the San Diego Stadium on the 24th of February 2010. Javier Hernandez: “The change of Sir Alex Ferguson retiring, we knew that it was going to be very difficult. He was unique in the history of football.” Javier Hernandez Playing Career: Club Deportivo Guadalajara, Manchester United, Real Madrid, Bayer Leverkusen, West Ham United. Managing Career: None.