Manchester United has been one of the most conflicted teams since Sir Alex Ferguson left some seasons ago, and since then, they have ben failing to achieve their expectations and have become a major disappointment for them, their fans, the media and football aficionados around the world.
One of the main reasons why this has happened is the fact that the Red Devils lack a lethal striker like the ones they used to have under Ferguson’s command. Names of the likes of Ruud Van Nistelrooy, Diego Forlan, Dimitar Berbatov, Robin Van Persie and even the old (and effective) Wayne Rooney often come to mind when you think of a prolific Manchester United Scorer.
However, even with the arrival of guys like Radamel Falcao and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, none of them could change the team’s reality and boring playing style. Besides, they let one player go that could not only have been a solution to their offensive woes, but he could have been that spark at Old Trafford that the club really needs.
This player, as you may think (or not) is Javier Chicharito Hernandez, and today, we’ll take a look at the 3 main reasons why we believe Manchester United were wrong in letting the Mexican striker go.
It may sound silly, given the fact that Manchester United is one of the most popular teams in the world and they probably won’t need any help to send t-shirts, apparel or any kind of merchandise, being one of the most lucrative sports team in history.
However, Chicharito was a huge latino figure that they could’ve exploded even more, as the Mexican was a fan favourite whenever he showed his face, and they could’ve reached another level of popularity in the American continent with the help of the talented striker.
Chicharito could have been another choice off the bench for Jose Mourinho right now, as the lone options of the Red Devils in the offensive front are a struggling Zlatan Ibrahimovic, an aging and awful Wayne Rooney and a talented Marcus Rashford, who is now playing outside of his position in order to make room for the Swedish striker.
It’ll never hurt to have another steady contributor in your team, and even if Chicharito’s number weren’t exactly stunning, he constantly showed during his time at Old Trafford (and even in his brief stint at Real Madrid) that he could score at will if he was thrown onto the pitch.
Chicharito was often mocked because of his nonorthodox playing style and lucky scores, but he’s actually much more talented than people tend to believe just because the player is Mexican (even if nobody wants to say that’s the true reason why they didn’t trust him).
The Mexican striker is actually one of the best finishers in the game and when it comes to making himself open in the opponent’s box, he is one of the deadliest as well. Statistically, the Mexican scored 26 goals in his debut season with Leverkusen, and just 13 games into the new season, he has scored 7. That speaks volume as there is hardly one or two Manchester United players who have scored as much as Chicharito.