Javier Hernandez joined up with the Manchester United squad yesterday after being given a break after the World Cup. After visiting the Texas Children’s Hospital with the squad yesterday, Sir Alex Ferguson spoke of his short term plans for the 22-year-old striker.

“He joined us today and so we have to ascertain what he has been doing in the last few weeks physically, we would like to use him in part of the game on Wednesday – partly because I know there is a big Mexican population in Houston and it would be a very exciting attraction for them,” Ferguson said. “Secondly we want to try to integrate him into the team as quickly as possible so those are the reasons we would like to play him but we want to just have a chat with him and see what he has been doing physically – I don’t think it would be wise to play him without having any real preparation for this game.”

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