Manchester United has always had a ton of class in the attacking third of the pitch, and this season is no different.
But as United sits mid-table in the English Premier League, they find themselves in unfamiliar territory. Manager David Moyes has been under fire for such a torrid start. He just hasn’t seemed to pull the right strings tactically or make the right substitutions.
Former Manchester manager Sir Alex Ferguson managed to find a place for Javier Hernandez, despite having other world-class options in attack. The Mexican International’s strike-rate for club and country is simply incredible. When Hernandez is on the pitch, he finds a way to put the ball in the back of the net. The Mexican International is a true goal-poacher who capitalizes on every goal scoring opportunity. Moyes has played Hernandez in the Red Devils’ last two fixtures, and the man known as Chicharito has delivered the goods. Whether it’s scoring or assisting goals, Hernandez is always a consistent threat to the opposition when he is on the pitch.
With other International stars on the squad in attack such as Wayne Rooney, Robin Van Persie, Danny Welbeck, Nani, Antonio Valencia, Ashley Young , Shingi Kagawa and up and coming star Adnan Januzaj, it is hard to find them all game time. But Hernandez has shown that if he is on the pitch, he will deliver whether he starts or comes off the bench as a super-sub.
Moyes needs to find the confidence to play Hernandez more, as he will repay the manager with goals and could help create momentum for United to climb up the table.