Manchester United have suffered a major blow as their Mexican striker Javier Hernandez, popularly known as ‘Chicharito’ has broken his collarbone.
The 27 year striker was in action for Mexico in a friendly against Honduras yesterday as they were preparing for Mexico’s Gold Cup campaign which will held in this month.
“This is an unfortunate situation we cannot fix,” said Mexico manager Miguel Herrera.
“With Chicharito [Hernandez] he was going through a great moment in his career and the injury came; but we’re just moving on.”
“Yes, it affects the teammates … we still keep working. Yes, an extraordinary player falls, but we keep moving ahead.”
Javier’s future at Old Trafford is not decided by the manager Louis Van Gaal who is not particularly impressed with the striker.
The Mexican poacher spent his last season on loan at Real Madrid and scored a total of 8 goals in all competitions.
Hernández made his debut for Mexico in September 2009 in a match against Colombia.
He has also represented them at the 2010 FIFA World Cup, the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup and the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
He was the Gold Cup’s top scorer with 7 goals and was named the most valuable player of the tournament.
Hernández is the joint-second highest goalscorer of all-time for the Mexico national team.
The striker was mostly used by previous manager Sir Alex Ferguson as a super sub and he earned his team many points over the years and was a vital part of the club’s Premier League triumph in 2010-11 and 2012-13 seasons.
But the injury will be a major blow to the striker as well as the club.
This pre-season was his last chance to impress the Dutch manager and now he will find it even harder now to stay at Old Trafford next season.
The fan favourite striker is tipped to leave the club and this injury will increase the chances of him leaving.