Manchester United seem to have two suitors that are looking to lure Mexican striker Javier Hernandez away from the Old Trafford club this summer. Both Juventus and Valencia are battling to sign the striker, who is surplus to requirements at United. The fact that he would fail to dislodge Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney from the first team, and the fact that Academy star James Wilson seems to be a lot better than him, leave the Mexican between a rock and a hard place over his future. Personally I feel it is time for him to leave as he offers next to nothing when he starts. On Tuesday night he started against the MK Dons and was poor throughout. This is not a player that should be continuing his career at the Old Trafford club.
From the bench over the last few seasons, Hernandez has scored plenty of goals, but when he starts it seems to be a different story. His first touch is poor and his ability to unlock a defence just doesn’t seem to be there anymore. It is obvious his confidence has been shattered for whatever reason, which is something to have to think about. United at this moment in time need to get rid of a lot of deadwood in the team and you can only class Hernandez in that category at the moment. The Mexican is young enough to adapt to another league and playing in Spain or Italy could be the best thing for him. He would score plenty of goals there, and could even be considered as one of the first choice strikers in either team, which would be good for him to bring his confidence back.
Hernandez was a good signing for years ago and has done a lot for his club, but with him not being used all that often last season and so far this season, it has already shown to be damaging for him as he has lost his starting place in the Mexico squad and was in poor form during the FIFA World Cup this summer. I would like to see Hernandez back to his best and right now tat is something that he will not achieve at Manchester United. The Mirror have reported the fact that Valencia and Juventus are interested in the player, but both teams have fallen short of United’s £14 million valuation of the player. Both sides are reportedly around the £10 million mark, so there is still a little work to do.
Many Manchester United supporters will assume that Hernandez could be used in a deal which could see Chilean midfielder Arturo Vidal sign for the Old Trafford club, but time is literally running out for that right now. The summer transfer window closes at 23:00 BST on Monday 1st September, which means that United would need to be working all weekend in order to get the deal over the line. Juventus seem reluctant to sell their star midfielder, at least that is what the are saying to the media, yet Vidal has said nothing about wanting to leave the Italian club, or even about wanting to stay. He seems to have answered his questions with comments that seem to raise more questions than answer any.