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Top quotes on Javier Hernandez

Otherwise known as Chicharito (‘little pea’), Mexican footballer Hernandez has enjoyed a stellar career with clubs such as Manchester United, Bayer Leverkusen, Real Madrid, and his national football team. Now playing in the USA for LA Galaxy, we take a look at a selection of top quotes on Javier Hernandez.

A footballing career which has lasted over 15 years, Hernandez has also appeared in over a hundred internationals for the Mexican football team.

Spotted by a club scout in 2009, Hernandez was signed up by Manchester United a year later. In six seasons at Old Trafford, he picked up the Premier League honours twice in three seasons. Though scoring only 37 league goals in that time, he nevertheless has one of the highest scoring rates in the league history, with a goal every 130 minutes due to him coming on most times as a substitute.

A short move to German side Bayer Leverkusen saw him top score for the club in his two seasons there, before trying his hand again at the English Premier League with London side West Ham United.

In 2020, he linked up with Major League Soccer side LA Galaxy, and became the competition’s highest paid player. Apart from 109 appearances for Mexico, he is also the country’s leading goalscorer in history, and has been selected for three World Cup tournaments so far.

Known for his knack of goal scoring from close range, Hernandez possesses quick reflexes despite having a small stature. In 2012, he was honoured with being delegated as his country’s ambassador for UNICEF.

Javier Hernandez

“He’s the sort of centre-forward who has made a living out of being a fox in the box and scoring at every opportunity they get…..Chicharito needs those sort of opportunities and we need to get more of the ball in the box.”
David Moyes (West Ham United manager)

“Javier’s an important player…..Every time he’s inside the box he is dangerous.”
Manuel Pellegrini (West Ham United manager)

“Javier has consistently scored goals in top leagues throughout the world and has been his country’s most successful player over the last decade…..He is a competitor who has proven success at the highest level and has scored the most goals ever of one of the best teams in Concacaf.”
Dennis te Kloese (LA Galaxy general manager)

“Javier is one of most successful players in our region and an iconic figure in this community.”
Chris Klein (LA Galaxy President)

“He is a scoring machine – he’s always there looking to score goals – and he does a really good job defending for his team,”
Carlos Vela (LA Galaxy forward)

“When he has come on he has won games for us…..With his form as it is, we can make changes now…..Hernandez is unbelievable with his movement. If you see his movement for the first goal, he made three different types of run. The boy’s got goals in him.”
Alex Ferguson (Manchester United manager)

“He’s got great movement and I’m now playing in the position where I started my career…..I am getting on the ball, linking the play and thankfully Javier is a finisher, so that helps the team.”
Wayne Rooney (Manchester United player)

“…..he has an incredible sense of where the ball will end up.”
Rudi Voller (Bayer Leverkusen sporting director)

“I have never seen a player who is so good in front of goal.”
Kevin Volland (Bayer Leverkusen team-mate)

“…..he is a much more complete player than people think…..He works hard for the team and he goes deep to pick up the ball and has really clever movement.”
Roger Schmidt (Bayer Leverkusen manager)

“His talent for creating space in the box and his finishing ability mark him out as a natural goalscorer…..he is a pleasure to manage. He works very hard and is a popular member of the squad.”
Alex Ferguson (Manchester United manager)

“…..he is another top class professional who brings great experience and quality to the club…..He has a proven goalscoring record…..I am looking forward to seeing Javier score goals…..”
David Sullivan (West Ham United joint-chairman)

“He’s a top goalscorer, a brilliant finisher…..”
David Moyes (West Ham United manager)

“…..a knack for the goal. Sometimes it seems like every rebound or every deflection goes into his path…..He has good ability in the air. He has good pace, and he makes those diagonal runs starting from the first defender in behind the second one. He also has the willingness to work defensively.”
Juan Carlos Osorio (former Mexico national team coach)

“The last player I remember making an impact as quickly is Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Javier reminds me of Ole.”
Alex Ferguson

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