Posted on August 25, 2012
MANCHESTER, England — Two games into the English Premier League season, and Javier Hernandez still has not started for Manchester United.
The Mexican international striker started the game on bench for the EPL powerhouse in its 3-2 victory over Fulham at Old Trafford on Saturday.
But Chicharito might get an opportunity to play regularly over the next month in wake of an injury to striker Wayne Rooney, who opened up a big gash on his right leg when he tried to block a shot by Colombian Hugo Rodallega late in the match.
“It’s a very bad one,” ManU manager Sir Alex Ferguson told MUTV. “He’s gone to hospital. Obviously it looks as he’ll be out for maybe four weeks. I don’t know what happened. I think the player must have followed through after he shot. He’s got a bad one.”
It was Ferguson who blocked Hernandez’s chance of playing for Mexico in the London Olympics because he wanted Chicharito to be fully prepared for the new season. Hernandez might be prepared, but he hasn’t seen any other serious action.
El Tri, incidentally, went on to win the gold medal, besting Brazil in the final at Wembley Stadium, 2-1.
Photo: For the second consecutive game, Chicharito did not start for Manchester United. Andy Mead/YCJ
Categories: Mexico, North America
Tags: Chicharito, Fulham, Javier Hernandez, Manchester United, Sir Alex Ferguson, Wayne Rooney