Yet this summer, Chicharito had a World Cup to be proud of and one that showed everyone – including new Manchester United manager, Louis van Gaal – what he can do.
El Tri’s campaign in Brazil was somewhat frustrating for Hernandez, as he was dubbed a ‘super sub’ despite being vocal about wanting to start games – something that seems to be an all to familiar problem for the forward, both at domestic and international level.
As United head out to America for their pre-season tour, many were quick to point out that Hernandez may not even be there come the start of next season – and if he was, he could even be frozen out in the cold by Van Gaal.
With links to Edinson Cavani casting further doubt around the future of the forward, no one really seems to know just what will happen to Hernandez – but should he leave United, he will not be short of offers.
It has been reported that Chicharito has already turned down an offer to join Southampton, and there is also rumoured interest from Inter Milan and Valencia.
With nothing set in stone, it’s (hopefully) looking like Hernandez is going to stay at United. With a new manager in place, this season could see Hernandez find his feet again and get back into the first team, especially with doubts over how well Wayne Rooney will fit into the system utilised by Van Gaal.