Javier Hernandez has enjoyed a brilliant debut season for Manchester United, scoring 19 goals so far (we’re not really going to count goals scored in the Community Shield in a player’s tally are we?).
He is currently United’s top scorer in the Champions League and only five players in the Premier League have scored more goals than him.
His great scoring record has attracted praise from Pele, who lots of fans regard to be the greatest of all time.
“Chicharito Hernandez has had a great season at Manchester United,” said Pele. “There is no doubt he is great player. I have seen some games of his on television and he is a fantastic footballer. But he still doesn’t figure widely in the selection of Mexico and this is a problem. It’s the same for Lionel Messi, who is a major player for Barcelona but not the national team. He could be the next Messi because he has great talent; he is a big surprise just as Hugo Sanchez was because he is another that scores a lot of goals. We should wait a little, because we still don’t know how he will play in the Mexican team… but without doubt, he has huge potential.”
Despite only being 22-years-old, Chicharito has scored 14 goals in 23 appearances for his country, including goals against Argentina and France in the World Cup.