PLAYER PROFILE

Season 2013/14

United Honours

14. Javier Hernandez

Birthdate:01 Jun 1988
Birthplace:Guadalajara, Mexico
Position:Striker
Appearances148
Goals Scored59
Joined United:01 Jul 2010
United Debut:08 Aug 2010 v Chelsea (N)
International:Mexico

Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez enjoyed a wonderful maiden season for United in 2010/11, scoring 20 goals in all competitions and terrorising defences with his pace and movement.

Adored in his native Mexico, it wasn't long before he also became a fans' favourite in the UK, thanks to his footballing ability, friendly demeanour and dedicated professionalism.

Chicha completed his move to Old Trafford in July 2010, becoming United’s first Mexican player. He joined from hometown club Chivas de Guadalajara, for whom he had scored 29 goals in 79 games since making his debut as a teenager in 2006. Unusually for a club of United's stature, the transfer was conducted completely under the radar: only the player and his father were aware of the deal and there was no prior speculation in the media, either in the UK or Mexico.

'Chicharito' means ‘little pea’ and Hernandez attracted the moniker because he’s the son of Javier Hernandez, himself a top Mexican striker who played in the 1986 World Cup and was nicknamed 'Chicharo' ('pea') because of his green

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