United swoop to sign Hernandez

The Mexican forward will complete his move to Old Trafford on July
1, subject to a work permit. Hernandez, 21, is also known as
‘Chicharito’ and has scored four goals in four appearances for the
Mexico national team. He passed a medical in Manchester this week
and has an impressive strike-rate at club level, scoring almost
once every two games. If he makes his country’s World Cup squad it
could provide an early glimpse of his talent in England given
Mexico are due to visit Wembley for a friendly on May 24. As part
of the deal, United will play a match to open the new Chivas
Stadium in Guadalajara in the summer. Sir Alex Ferguson told the
club’s official website: “I am delighted to reach agreement with
Chivas to bring such an exciting young striker, who has been in
such prolific form for both his club and his country. He will be a
great addition to our squad and we look forward to welcoming our
first Mexican player in the summer.”