Probably like most of you I eagerly awaited the game between England and Mexico. It was our first real opportunity to view Manchester United’s new signing Javier Hernandez. Would be fair to state I was fairly gutted on hearing team news to see Hernandez start the match on the substitute bench.
So what did we learn from Hernandez’s brief appearance?
Jamie Carragher offered a friendly Scouse welcome by throwing the young Mexican to the ground on a couple occasions. Hopefully this will give United’s new signing an indication of the physical demands required to play in Premier League.
Although a limited opportunity and the fact Mexico were starved of possession during the second half we were able to gather an impression of the type of striker Hernandez is:
Approximately a week ago, JSNFRMN_MUFC on the Stretford End Arising Forum described Hernandez as being similar to Michael Owen. Feel this is a fair shout. Hernandez likes to play on the shoulder of the last defender; he has good movement (always looking for space in between central defenders) and has pace to burn. We will have to wait on Hernandez’s finishing ability as he had no shots on goal.
Overall, I’m quite pleased. With Rooney and Berbatov feeding through balls, Hernandez could be a real asset.
What do you think?