Former Manchester United player Javier Hernandez will miss the 2022 World Cup final.
The popular Mexican will not be included in his country’s squad for this year’s final in Qatar, despite having represented it in each of the last 3 tournaments.
And according to The mirrorNews of the striker’s exclusion comes directly from his Mexico national team manager, Tata Martino.
Despite earning 109 caps and scoring 54 goals in a 13-year international career for ‘El Tri’, Hernandez hasn’t played for his country since leaving Europe for MLS in 2019.
And Martino has explained that the former United man will not be selected due to an abundance of attackers at his disposal.
“In Chicharito’s case, we just go with other strikers,” Martino told the media ahead of Mexico’s upcoming games against Peru and Colombia. “We will try to choose the 26 players closest to our game.
“We have two [forwards] who can play and two who can’t,” the former Barcelona boss added. “What I like is that we don’t have enough players.
“Four attackers will not go [to Qatar], but as long as they make it difficult for me to choose, I’m very happy with them. We will surely talk about who is being left out, but the problem will be abundance and not scarcity.
Hernandez had been selected for each of the previous three competitions, in 2010, 2014 and 2018, maintaining his reputation as a dangerous goalscorer by scoring in each of the finals.
And although the goals became a little harder to achieve for Chicharito at Sevilla in Spain, his move to the United States to join LA Galaxy in 2020 proved fruitful.
The former United danger man maintained his prolific record by assisting himself to better than a goal every two games, registering 34 goals in just 62 games.
And his goalscoring prowess shows no signs of slowing down as the 34-year-old has already scored 15 goals for the Galaxy this season.
When asked if he would represent United again in the summer, should they come calling, Hernandez spoke with great fondness of his time at Old Trafford.
“If United came for me I would say ‘yes, I’ll play for free’. Of course, you know, I would do that”
“But I also want to be very respectful to my club. I play very regularly and in my mind, my belief is to win a championship with LA Galaxy. Going forward, if things happen, they will – but in my mind, I’m 100% with LA.
Despite being a fan favorite for club and country, the man affectionately known as ‘The Little Pea’, will no doubt be heartbroken to be denied a fourth Cup final tournament appearance. of the world.