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Former Manchester United striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said recently it was his dream to take over as manager at Old Trafford one day and if he fulfills it in the foreseeable future, the 39-year old Norwegian could coach a lethal finisher that is almost a carbon copy of himself from his playing days.
Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez made an immediate impact after joining United in the summer of 2010, helping the club to their 19th league title with more than just a few vital goals.
On Saturday he produced a devastating performance which inspired yet another impressive United comeback this season, scoring a brace and engineering a third after coming off the bench at halftime in their 3-2 win at Aston Villa.
The 24-year old Mexican still has some way to go before he can stand shoulder to shoulder with United’s ultimate super-substitute Solskjaer, who bagged 126 goals in 366 appearances for the club from 1996—2007, none more important than the stoppage time winner in a memorable 2-1 win over Bayern Munich in the 1999 Champions League final.
from Reuters Soccer Blog:
Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez’s two-goal and match-winning performance against Stoke City at the weekend for Manchester United could give manager Alex Ferguson the ideal headache.
Two thirds of United fans have yet to make up their mind on whether to forgive and forget the whole Rooney saga, Sky Sports reported from a Manchester Evening News poll, and with Hernandez and Berbatov on song is there an argument that the England man should have to wait to get his place back when his fitness is resolved?