Chicharito made it 14 goals for the season already with another brace against Fulham in the FA Cup on Saturday, and Sir Alex has admitted that the Mexican superstar has given him a major headache when it comes to selecting the starting XI, with Van Persie on fire and Rooney coming back from injury, it gives Sir Alex a nice problem.
Hernandez has certainly found his debut season form again and having a rest in the summer certainly did him the world of good, and whenever we need a goal late on in games there is nobody better than Chicharito.
In an interview with MUTV, Sir Alex was quizzed about the form of the Mexican: “He got a break in the summer, got the little rest and that’s shown the benefit, It’s a terrible dilemma when I’ve got that lad there. Sometimes I leave him out to bring in Robin van Persie, but as I explain to him, we regard him so highly.” He added. “He’s a fantastic professional, unbelievable attitude to the game, never stops running or working and every training session’s the same, so I’m really pleased for him and it’s good to see Wayne back scoring.”
Then comparisons were made to the four strikers we had in the treble winning season back in 1999, and the boss claims that the four we have now are just as good as the quintet from arguably the most famous season in our history.
“The four in ’99 were fantastic players,” he said. “You couldn’t possibly criticise any of them, they were fantastic, but we’ve got four players today who are equally as good.”
It’s also worth noting that Van Persie, Rooney, Hernandez and Welbeck have already added 47 goals this season, whereas Cole, Yorke, Solskjaer and Sheringham scored 46 between them throughout 99.