Manchester Utd | Team to sign Mexican striker, Javier Hernandez
Sir Alex Ferguson told the club's official website: "I am delighted to reach agreement with Chivas to bring such 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, or "Little Pea", as he is known, has scored four goals in his first four games for Mexico.
Im sure its not a money issue, they did get 80m Euros from the Ronaldo deal. It is strange to see them going after players who are unproven in Europe. Hernandez has 25 goals in his past 26 games for Chivas, 4 goals in 4 appearances for national team. It'll be a big jump from Mexican league to EPL though
It was reported on Friday morning that United have turned down the chance to sign Valencia striker David Villa for £40 million due to financial restrictions imposed by the Glazer family.
However, Soccernet has been informed that Ferguson personally decided against the deal some time ago as he believes Villa, 28, is overpriced given his age.
Ferguson admitted he was not intending to sign Hernandez quite so quickly. However, he had been forced into action by the 21-year-old muscling his way into the Mexican national squad, where he has scored four times already, and put himself in line for a place at the World Cup.
"We got some background knowledge about the boy last October and we had more good reports in December," he said. "The feeling was to wait because he was young.
"But then he got into the national team, which created a problem for us because if he went to the World Cup and did well, there would be a danger of losing him."
People don't recognise that we've signed three players for £20 million already," he said. "Young Chris Smalling from Fulham has signed for us, Mame Diouf has done well, and Javier Hernandez from Mexico will join us after the World Cup.
I have been hearing that a long time. Stringing together passes (and giving up easy early goals in World Cups) should be something a coach can address.
- Agreed. We aren't talking about the USA coach in this thread unless I missed something. We were talking about the style of soccer USA plays. Can they string together passes? For sure.. USA plays a more direct-physical game then say a Spain or Brazil because that is the kind of player we have. My point is you play with the players you have and you play using your strength instead of trying to be someone your not...
Originally Posted by Chaplin
Just learning basic passing schemes and ability to move without the ball is something Americans can't do?
If you think Americans are incapable of such play, that's fine, but mocking and insulting probably isn't the way to express that opinion.
- Again look at what the topic is about. There is no insult or mocking.. We just aren't good enough yet. Watch us play a weak CONCAFF team and we will look amazing. Watch us play a top team and we can't "string simple passes together" because the pressure/speed is much greater...