Chicharito rolls back the clock to score 90th minute MLS winner
Former Manchester United striker Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez did what the Red Devils desperately needed at the weekend…. scoring a 90th minute winner.
Chicharito’s strike came in the first week of the Major League Soccer season to fire LA Galaxy to a win over New York City.
The Mexican striker’s goal was a significant one, with LA Galaxy making a statement with a home win over the defending MLS champions.
You can watch Hernandez’s 90th minute strike below…
Chicharito has still got it
Manchester United needed a bit of clinical finishing like this at the weekend. A few fans might swap him for a rarely available Edinson Cavani right now.
Chicharito is only 33 and into his third season at LA Galaxy. Last season he scored 17 goals in 21 games.
With Zlatan Ibrahimovic scoring at a prolific rate in his mid-30s for LA Galaxy and then returning to Europe with AC Milan, don’t rule out Hernandez making a similar move in the future.
For now the former United striker is very happy in America, where he looks set for another strong season.
Hernandez famously won two Premier League titles with Manchester United, playing a key role in the 2010/11 campaign with 20 goals in his first season at Old Trafford.
He also struck 18 goals in the 2012/13 season as United won the title again, even if he was overshadowed by Robin van Persie.
Afterwards it was downhill for Hernandez in the David Moyes era, and Louis van Gaal sent him out on loan to Real Madrid.
United sold Hernandez to Bayer Leverkusen for just £8.75 million, and he went onto score 26 goals in his first season in Germany.
A disappointing £16 million move to West Ham followed, where he never quite made his mark despite scoring 17 times in two seasons, before a move to Sevilla followed by a switch to LA Galaxy.
Over on the US west coast, Chicharito is back enjoying his football again and showing what he is capable of.
How Manchester United would love to have a lethal goalscorer like him right now to put away some of the chances Ralf Rangnick’s team is creating.