Hernandez On The Bench For Mexico Opener: Why This Will Force Him To Leave United

Unfortunately for the ‘Little Pea’, his lack of regular football has led to a goal drought for his national side and in turn has seen him lose his starting place.

The Express report that Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez will start on the bench for Mexico’s World Cup opener against Cameroon tonight.

Despite his lack of match sharpness, it is a brave, yet correct decision from Mexico coach Miguel Herrera as Chicharito is the highest scorer in his squad with 35 goals in 62 appearances.

But having not played regularly for Manchester United this season, Hernandez has gone nine games for ‘El Tricolor’ without scoring, which is his longest drought for the national side.

A fox-in-the-box striker like Hernandez needs playing time, his whole game is built around be able to react to a situation quicker than the opposition.

After four years at Old Trafford, with Louis van Gaal recycling the current squad and making a lot of changes, this is his chance to get his career back on track.

You can tell that Hernandez takes great pride in representing his country and I think being left on the bench for the first World Cup game in Brazil will make his mind up.

There are clubs looking for a new striker this summer, like Atletico Madrid, Valencia, Inter Milan and possibly Porto to name but a few.

There’s no doubt in my mind that if Chicharito finds himself a club in Spain, Italy or Portugal, with a manager who puts faith in him, he will shine.