Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez is frustrated playing third fiddle behind Wayne Rooney and current Premier League goal-scoring leader Robin Van Persie.
Hernandez voiced his discontent with United manager Sir Alex Ferguson’s decision to stick Rooney and Van Persie in big-game situations. Real Madrid is monitoring the situation with an eye toward signing the disgruntled Mexican striker, according to the Mirror.
To his credit, Hernandez has found the net 15 times in just 26 appearances with United this season, establishing himself as one of the marquee goal scorers in England. However, the young attacker is still hungry for more playing time.
Perhaps a move to the Bernabeu, where Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho and company have kept a keen eye on Hernandez’s growing displeasure, would satiate Hernandez’s desire for more minutes?
It probably wouldn’t. Real Madrid already has a pair of world-class strikers in Gonzalo Higuaín and Karim Benzema — the team’s top two scorers behind some guy named Cristiano Ronaldo — so it seems that Hernandez would likely run into the same issue he currently faces in Manchester.
Some are calling for United to include Hernandez in a cash-plus-player deal for Ronaldo amid speculation that the former Red Devil is seriously considering returning to Old Trafford.
Hernandez might be pining for brighter days and greener pastures at Real Madrid, but for now, he’s stuck with the unenviable task helping United run away with the Premier League title. It’s a tough life he lives.