Finally, Manchester United’s Premier League return is nearly here. The Red Devils begin their campaign against West Ham United at Old Trafford on Sunday, in a game that’ll present the Theatre of Dreams with their first opportunities to watch their new signings in action.
The match also sees the return of a former Manchester United great. Javier Hernandez could make his Hammers debut at his old stomping ground, and wouldn’t it just be written in the stars for him to find the back of the net.
Ahead of the match, the Mexican striker has been speaking to the media about how he’ll feel upon his return to Manchester. Understandably, it’s going to be an emotional day.
Amongst the topic of conversation was what will he do if he scores against his former employers, and Chicharito has admitted that he probably cannot celebrate, but he doesn’t know if he will or not.
‘Imagine the emotion that I would have in that moment if I have the luck to score a goal,’ Hernandez said, as per the Daily Mail.
‘With my old club, with my old fans, and my old stadium so probably I can’t celebrate.’
‘But as well it would be my first goal in a comeback with my new club that has confidence in me against my old club and old fans. And as well with my new fans. So I don’t know.’
‘I won’t think about celebration. The only thing in my mind is if I start to have minutes on the pitch, it is to do as well as I can and deliver a performance.’
‘I would love to score a goal and to help my team get a result if I can do it with scoring a goal.’
In my opinion, the whole not celebrating against your former club debate annoys me. I wouldn’t begrudge him if he wanted to share the joy with his teammates and new fans, because in that moment of euphoria, he’ll be on such an emotional high.
At the end of the day, it’s sods law, I fully expect him to hit the back of the net and wheel away in celebration. I’m just praying that Romelu Lukaku and company can outshine him and score twice!