“Chicharito” Hernandez Shakes Off Slow Start to Win Player of the Month Award

On December 13, 2012 by MexicoToday

For the 24-year-old, Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez, the 2012 season has been somewhat of a rollercoaster ride. The striker known as “Little Pea” seemed to be having trouble matching his performance from the previous season. This slow start forced Head Coach, Sir Alex Ferguson, to relinquish Chicharito’s starting position. However, Mexico’s most famous footballer now has seven goals in his last five appearances for Man U, forcing Ferguson to admit he has earned the right to start.

After three years without a break, playing internationals during the close season, Hernandez looks refreshed and revitalised following his break last summer and is back to the form he showed in his debut season.

Currently at 16 goals as a sub for Manchester United, Chicharito is closing in on Ole Gunnar Solakajer’s record (28) and it’s only a matter of time before he is standing alongside the Norwegian as United’s greatest impact player.

“Chicharito is getting back to what he was a couple of years ago and a summer’s rest has helped him enormously,” saidFerguson.

“He’s looking fresh and aggressive with his running, he’s always a handful and the way he’s started this season I’m certain he’ll get to 20-plus goals.”

Because of his impressive play in Novemeber, Hernandez captured his second successive ManUtd.com Player of the Month award.

Brazilians Rafael da Silva and Anderson grabbed second and third place respectively – but Hernandez’s dominant 67 per cent of the vote was enough to secure his sixth monthly triumph.

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