The Mexican striker moved to Old Trafford last summer after
agreeing a deal with the Red Devils prior to the World Cup, and has
taken the Premier League by storm. As well as helping United win
the domestic title, his performances have also been a key part of
their run through to the final of the Champions League. Barcelona
will be the opponents in Saturday’s showpiece at Wembley and Messi
is aware of the threat Hernandez will pose. The Argentine feels the
22-year-old could fit in at Barca, while he reckons strike partner
Wayne Rooney would also be successful if he came to Spain. “They
(United) have really good players in every position and like us you
need that to be able to win the Champions League,” said Messi.
“Hernandez is definitely one of the reasons why United have done so
well. “I think it’s really cool that a South American player gets a
breakthrough at a club like Manchester United. I would say that he
has a great potential and he’s worth looking after in the future.
“Hernandez is definitely a player that could fit in here in
Barcelona. He speaks Spanish and he’s got a great style of play.
“He’s very unpredictable when he’s challenging his opponent and
that’s something we consider as a great strength in our team. “I’m
sure both Barcelona and Real Madrid are watching a player like him.
“Wayne Rooney is also a striker that could fill out a role in our
Barca team. “He’s been in the game for many years and he has been
at the top since he was very young. I’m sure he would adapt quickly
to playing in Spain.”