From his debut goal against Chelsea in the 2010 Community Shield to last weekend’s rousing brace at Aston Villa, Javier Hernandez has always had a happy knack of scoring as a substitute.
So much so, in fact, that he’s already United’s all-time second-highest scorer from the bench with 13 goals – only Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (28) netted more. But while Solskjaer’s tally came from 150 appearances, Hernandez has reached his baker’s dozen in just 39.
The Mexican’s matchwinning contribution at Villa Park was the first time he has scored twice from the bench for the Reds – and the Premier League’s Dubious Goals Panel may yet award him a first hat-trick.
Chicharito is far more than just a ‘super-sub’, but in tribute to his game-changing abilities, we’re showing all 13 of his substitute goals. They comprise 10 in the league, one each in the Champions League and League Cup, plus his unusual debut effort.
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