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April 12, 2010

Hernandez, Fabio & Berbatov

The title nearly resumes Manchester United’s 2009/2010 season. The good news (may be the future will tell us) is that Man Utd have almost sealed the deal for young Mexican striker, Javier ‘El Chicharito’ Hernandez from Chivas for a fee believed to be around 10M pounds. Some are already comparing him as the new Ole Solskjaer.

The bad news is that Fabio, Rafael’s twin brother, is eyeing a loan move in the near future, with rumors going around that Sporting Lisbon are interested to sign him as they want defensive reinforcements.

And what could be more ugly to see than Berbatov throwing his tantrums around the field against Blackburn yesterday, and also missing two beautiful chances to nail the match in United’s favor, but in the end leaving with only one point, and may be allowing Chelsea the luxury to run clear ahead.

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  1. George permalink
    April 12, 2010 7:57 pm

    If I’m right in saying, United have completely sealed the Hernandez deal? It’s a bit of a gamble in my view. £10m is a big sum of money, especially for an unknown young Mexican who’s playing at a fairly average level over there. Still United will doubtless have done their homework and if anyone can spot a wonderkid it’s Fergie.

    As for Berbatov, he’s an infuriating player to have in your side. One minute he can pull off an absolutely sublime piece of skill, and the next he doesn’t look worth a penny. Hard times for United at the moment, and I can’t say I’m not enjoying it. Let it continue!

    • Rite$h permalink
      April 13, 2010 3:54 pm

      I think the Hernandez deal is done, just need to check it up to confirm :) but the question now is whether he will make it in the first team or left in the reserve squad until he’s sold somewhere else

    • April 14, 2010 2:39 pm

      George, £10 million may not seem such a bad price when compared with the +/- £30 million Sir Alex spanked on Berbatov. As a regular Berbatov watcher, Rob B at VFT3 has it spot on. I met Dimitar Berbatov before a Spurs friendly out here a year or so back, even then he was a surly git and played crap, so much so I wrote later comparing him to Hristo Stoichkov, another from the same mould.

      I might be mistaken but aren’t Chivas one of Mexico’s better teams?
      How much other interest was there, prior to the Man U move, from other top European clubs? Any kind of bidding war or scrabble for his signature, if so, perhaps that’s indicative of his quality.

  2. April 13, 2010 12:25 am

    berbatov should leave.he’s a lazy striker.

  3. George permalink
    April 13, 2010 6:25 pm

    The odds are he’ll be loaned straight back out, maybe to Spain or Italy, or perhaps less realistically to another PL team.

    • April 17, 2010 2:57 pm

      Rumours saying that may be he will switch back to Spurs if Utd manage to get Benzema, but only time will tell about his fate

  4. George permalink
    April 14, 2010 9:11 pm

    Well I’m intrigued to see if he works out Kevin. You make a good point regarding Berbatov’s fee but United fans will be hoping he won’t turn out to be as big a flop as he currently is.

    I’d not heard of Hernandez before he signed for United, neither did I hear about a bidding war for his signature, but I could be wrong. I’m looking forward to seeing him play.

  5. April 15, 2010 11:03 am

    This kid was hailed in Four Four Two magazine recently as one of 6 future international stars, I think they called him the next Hugo Sanchez. If that turns out to be the case then they’ve got a good player on their hands.

  6. April 15, 2010 11:12 am

    Javier Hernandez has amazing qualities, but does he have enough strength and enough stamina to play in the Premier League? I hope he will stay fit and will not get injured. Playing with one striker is going to be tough, Rooney is going to be by far the first choice, then we have Macheda and J. Hernandez so where does this leave Berbatov?

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