Manchester United: Is Chicharito's Time with the Red Devils Coming to an End?

Connor McKnightSenior Analyst IAugust 25, 2012

DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA - JULY 18: Belux Kasonga of Amazulu and Javier Hernandez of Manchester United battle for the ball  during the MTN Football Invitational match between Amazulu and Manchester United, at Moses Mabhida Stadium on July 18, 2012 in Durban, South Africa  (Photo by Peter Heeger/Gallo Images/Getty Images)
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After seeing the Premier League title slip away from them last season, Manchester United knew that the squad needed some adjustments for this season.

So the Red Devils made a huge splash on the transfer market.

Signing Shinji Kagawa and Robin van Persie, Sir Alex Ferguson hoped the new United squad would be an offensive force to be reckoned with.

Unfortunately in the season opener at Everton, this was not the case. A 1-0 defeat on a Marouane Fellaini strike was a catastrophic way for last year’s runner-up to begin the new campaign.

With all the hype about the offensive firepower of the squad, Mexican superstar Javier Hernandez, the beloved Chicharito, has fallen under the radar. And there just might be a reason.

Chicharito has been having a hard time finding the back of the net in his recent matches for the Red Devils. Sir Alex Ferguson hoped that he could rein in Hernandez’s ability to score in flurries for the Mexican national team and morph the young striker into a dominant player in the English Premier League.

Last season, Chicharito started side by side with Wayne Rooney to serve as the offensive attack for the squad.

However, with the addition of Robin van Persie and the rise of Danny Welbeck, Hernandez falls to the bench. Adding Kagawa to the already-stacked offense, it seems that Hernandez’s playing time will continue to dwindle.

Is the beloved Chicharito’s affair with Manchester United coming to an end? It may be too early to judge, but one thing is for sure, his future is definitely uncertain.