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No Olympics For Chicharito

Sir Alex Ferguson has today confirmed that Javier Hernandez will not be representing Mexico in this summer’s Olympics.

Last summer he won the Gold Cup with Mexico as the competition’s top scorer and best player. The summer before he played in the World Cup and scored goals against Argentina and France.

“His form last season was fantastic,” said Ferguson. “He’s found the second year more difficult, but a lot of that is down to not having a summer break for three years and playing every summer for his country. Next year he will be fine as we have agreed with the Mexican Football Association that he is going to get the requisite rest that he needs to perform in the Premier League.”

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  1. FletchTHEMAN says:

    Zehl, Spot on. 8 of the squad won last years Youth cup.
    This year they stepped up to the Reserves and win the double:
    The Northern Reserve League title and then the Barclay’s Premier Reserve League Cup Final !!!

    Fantastic. Captain Davide Petrucci lifts the trophy. What a group of young champions.
    Best of luck to them stepping up in the years to come.

  2. TonyBee Watson says:

    I ASK AGAIN….has Pogba actually fucked off to Italy yet…..

    hello are you fuckers out there ignoring me or what…..

  3. TonyBee Watson says:

    Apparently Andy Carroll is hoping of an England Olympic 2012 call up.

    He’s in with a chance…Somebody’s got to wash the kit

  4. Shebangsthedrums says:

    Well done Utd reserve team, well deserved and always good to start your Utd career, winning trophies. I’d like to see Tunni get a taste of the first team in the LC next season.

  5. Sandeep1878 says:

    Premier reserves league play off finals 2011-12:

    United reserves beat Villa reserves by 3-1 0n penalties..

    3 awesome saves by Sam Johnstone to beat the south region winners..

    Manchester United – the best in the country.

    The reserve double champions..

    Now i hope they win the cup final at Etihad on Thursday..

    Well done lads..

    Welcome to old Trafford it’s the theatre of our dreams
    Were ready to die were ready to fight
    It’s part of our history
    The power and the glory
    Oh the Stretford End will sing
    As the reds go marching On On On

    We will keep the RED flag flying high coz Man United will never die.

    Good night reds around the world…

  6. Ji Sung says:

    Fuck I love Manchester United Football Club too bits!! Well done to the Reserves. Sam Johnstone – what a boss!

  7. CedarsDevil says:


    With ya mate, not sure if he’s fucked off yet……Would save a fly from dehydration with my piss trying to know about the fucker

  8. Ji Sung says:

    Pogba was at the Reserves game tonight supporting the lads, so was Kiko Macheda and John Cofie from the players that I saw there. SAF also there…

  9. zelh says:

    I don’t care what Pogba is doing.
    If he thinks there’s someone better than SAF to bring through young players he can do one.

  10. Mikekelly12 says:

    Not sure pal but it’s front page news in Italy saying it’s imminent. Couldn’t give a flying fuck anymore? Sir Alex said if he bought a midfielder in the summer what message would that give Pogba. Well seemingly the message was go to Italy !! Maybe buying a midfielder will send a message saying stay!!!

  11. iced earth says:

    Albert Ross
    evening mate

  12. dannysoya LOVES SIAN MASSEY says:

    The boys in the reserves are just TOO freakin awesome. Sam johnstone future number one. Best in the whole damn country. CONGRATS GUYS.

  13. MG says:


    I think we just need to investigate ;)

  14. Red Devil says:


    cheers mate…

    Off topic, but i think its about time this boy pogba made his fuckin mind up…i never thought i’d see this….an 18 year old holding the club to ransom…what has become of football..!

  15. fergusonpelamiverga says:

    How exactly is he going to work on his game if he is not playing? Why the hell do you care if hes ready for your league hes 24. I think this is disrespectful for the chicharito and the people of mexico. let him choose if he wants to play. he would draw attention from UK team and he would make a huge difference who cares about your queer league. when hes playing for his own people he plays at his best he probably sucks cause he has to see that wanker fergie all the time. he scored wit chivas againts man u he’s boss wit home crowd and man u is not anywhere near his home so if u want him to do better let him play for his people


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