Hernandez catches Messi’s eye

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.”