The Mexican threw his hat into the ring by pulling a goal back against the Portuguese outfit before half-time at Old Trafford and later making sure of maximum points in Champions League Group H by scoring a second header. The goals capped a best performance of the season so far from a player who is "improving all the time" according to his manager.
"Chicharito has given me a good problem," said Sir Alex. "He’s got me thinking, I must say that. He and van Persie and Rooney and Welbeck... I don’t know what to do with them to be honest with you.
"The boy is improving all the time. He has a great enthusiasm for the game, he trains magnificently, he practices all the time and his goal ratio is fantastic.
"It was a great ball from Tom Cleverley for the second goal but Chicharito's movement in behind the defender for the second goal was terrific."
Chicharito's two goals, sandwiching an equaliser by centre-back Jonny Evans, means all four of Sir Alex's senior strikers have scored in the space of three days after goals from Rooney (2), van Persie and Welbeck saw off Stoke at the weekend in a similar match. Similar because Braga, like Stoke, scored twice on United's home turf including a shock opening goal.
"It’s been the story of our season really at home, starting badly, conceding goals and having to fight back to rescue games. And it’s the front players who are doing that for us," admitted Sir Alex.
"It is a concern we’re losing a lot of goals, but I must say some of our football was terrific tonight, we played some fantastic football and we