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Man United’s underappreciated Mexican could be Atletico-bound

| 12.04.2014

The one thing that is more set in stone than Excalibur at outgoing champions Manchester United is that David Moyes will oversee some form of player exodus at Old Trafford this summer.

This has naturally led many to speculate on just who the Scot should let depart for pastures new and who Moyes deems worthy of pulling on that famous red jersey next season.

And despite the probable wishes of many United fans one of those players who looks destined for the exit door is Mexican striker Javier Hernandez.

United’s strange decision to let the 25-year-old livewire leave has clearly alerted La Liga leaders and 4/1 shots to win the Champions League, Atletico Madrid.

It’s widely believed that Atleti are resigned to losing their own star striker Diego Costa to Chelsea in the summer.

And one prominent Spanish newspaper is now reporting that manager Diego Simeone is lining up Hernandez as replacement for Costa.

Chicharito is universally popular at Old Trafford having proved himself to be a goal-poacher extraordinaire since arriving from Mexican oufit Guadalajara back in 2010, scoring 37 times in 97 appearances.

The fact that 50 of those appearances came via the bench gives a sense of the Little Pea’s eye for goal when given the minutes to do so, leading many to draw comparisons to Ole-Gunnar Solskjaer’s time at the club.

Chicharito added 18 goals in all competitions to United’s cause last season on the way to the Premier League title yet incredibly, he’s been limited to only 11 starts under Moyes this term.

It’s no great shock that the player himself has finally run out of patience at the club and no one will blame the striker for seeking a move away this summer.

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Christian Crowther

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