Mexico manager Miguel Herrera says it is high time Javier Hernandez was handed a starting role at a top club.
Hernandez, 26 and nicknamed ‘chicarito’ (little pea in Spanish), has seemingly fallen out of favour with new Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal.
Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie are certain to be Van Gaal’s starting forward pair though with Hernandez now not even assured of being a substitute, it’s time to cut his losses says Herrera.
“I think [Chicharito] needs to leave,” Herrera, who worked with Hernandez at the World Cup in Brazil, said in an exclusive interview with ESPN.
“I think [Juventus] would be a good option for him. When a coach doesn’t want you – when you have your best experience, your best moment with them, and now the coach that wanted you is no longer there – it’s time to move.
“I think there are a lot of opportunities. They are not bad opportunities. If he goes to Juventus that would be an extraordinary team.
“Without a doubt, it would be a nice change for him. Hopefully he’ll see more minutes.”
Hernandez signed for United in 2010 and has since played 152 times for the three-times European champions, scoring 59 goals.
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