United snap up Mexico striker

2010-04-08 21:01

Manchester - Manchester United have completed the signing of Mexico striker Javier Hernandez from Chivas.

Hernandez, known as Chicharito, will join the English champions on July 1, provided he is granted a work permit, and the deal will involve United playing a pre-season friendly to open the new 45 000-capacity Chivas Stadium in Guadalajara.

United boss Sir Alex Ferguson, who has also secured the signing of Fulham defender Chris Smalling for next season, said he was delighted to sign, "an exciting young striker, who has been in such prolific form for both his club and his country.

"He will be a great addition to our squad and we look forward to welcoming our first Mexican player in the summer.

"We are equally excited to play our first game in Mexico, opening the magnificent new Chivas Stadium in July."

Chicharito passed a medical in Manchester this week and has an impressive strike-rate at club level, scoring almost once every two games.

However, he has done even better for his country, registering four goals in four appearances.

If he makes his country's World Cup squad he could be in the Mexico squad for a pre-tournament friendly against England at Wembley on May 24.


  • Bafana Bafana Rules - 2010-04-08 21:28

    He is gona kick our buts in the opening game

  • Higuer - 2010-04-09 09:35

    Viva México!!! I´m waiting 4 the first game against da Bafana Bafana

  • Harold - 2010-04-09 09:44

    I think it's bye bye Berba! A lame Rooney covered more ground than a fit Berba would have on Wednesday night. To all the United haters please insert a title/cup that your team have won in the last 2 seasons next to your post!

  • ShAyA - 2010-04-09 09:54

    @ Harold...dude your team aint winning no other silverware this season besides that cup that no-one give a rats @ss about,,,C-H-A-R-I-T-Y..ROTFLMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Neutral Fan - 2010-04-09 09:56

    Yet another striker signed . I suppose he can keep the brilliant Marcheda , Diouf and Welbeck company on the bench . Rooney , Owen , Berbatov ( useless) still ahead in the pecking order and talk of signing Benzema as well . Midfielders ;Pogba , Tosic , Obertan .. where are they and when will they ever play in the first team ? Ahead of them ; Park , Fletcher , Carrick ( useless ) , Anderson , Gibson , Scholes , Giggs . First choice defenders ; Ferdinand , Evra , Vidic , Neville , Rafael , Fabio , Evans , Brown , Ó''Shea , Cathcart and the lads from the reserves and now also Chris Smalling . Obviously a team with great depth but why does the manager always complain about injuries ?

  • Ryan - 2010-04-09 10:32

    Oh no ! Another bench warmer ! Here's what will happen ; he will arrive at United and spend the next year in the reserves while he ''acclimatises'' to the English league - in the meantime Berbatov will continue to impos his inability on the field and Fergie will complain that we need to break our dependence on Rooney . Same old story ..

  • AL @ Harold - 2010-04-09 13:09

    LOL - I think ShAyA was to embarrassed to say who he/she supports. Funny thing is, when UTD win the Premiership, the Charity Shield won`t actually sound that bad to him.

  • Duncan Edwards - 2010-04-09 13:56

    @ShAyA, as a Liverpool supporter at this stage in life in should keep quite, if you were in front of me I'd would hae Malema'd you. b'cos your team haven't won sh*it for the last 5 years so the winning just the League cup isn't that bad. Also, playing in the second rate Europa league, where the rejects end up isn't a big achievemnet either. This boy costs about £6m pounds, and i'm sure will be better than most of Rafa's £17m - £20m buys,

  • ShAyA - 2010-04-09 15:15

    Got some of you Gal UTD supporters really worked up hey, why so on the defensive, Queen Fergie has a bench full of strikers but only one has really showed he can guys are as pathetic and arrogant as that old Scottich fart for a coach....I will be laughing when you guys lose the league title this season cos UTD don't deserve it.....YNWA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • @Shaya - 2010-04-09 20:54

    i take it you support liverpool shaya, its amazing how much time liverpool fans like you spend on united related media. Dont worry about us and the number of cups we have won this season. Go brush up on your own teams knowledge, look at when they last won something.

  • Never Walk Alone - 2010-04-09 22:01

    Must admit that I am extremely disappointed that Liverpool are out of CL - however at least we are STILL in some sort of European competition - which hopefully we win and earn some decent prize money - so that we can try and alleviate our debt (aka as lining the Yanks pockets) - or perhaps the winnings can be put to very good use - like buying Benitez out of his contract and send him packing (PS take dick brain Lucas with you ) We may be out of the big one - but second best is better than f%$k all - better to have 10% of something than a 100 % of shite !! Guaranteed all the MU, Chelsea and Arsenal supporters are not feeling any better right now either !!!

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