Hernandez and the Old Trafford celebration dilemma

Don't expect anything like this celebration from Hernandez

Don’t expect anything like this celebration from Hernandez

Javier Hernandez is very unlikely to be celebrating if he scores against Manchester United at the weekend.

Chicharito makes one of those coincidental footballing journeys back to the ground where he was adored and can be assured of a wonderful welcome such was his popularity.

He won  two titles in three years under Sir Alex ­Ferguson at United – a distant memory for the Reds since he departed the north west for Spain, Germany and now the East End.

With Jose Mourinho declaring that we may be title hunting ourselves with Little Pea on board, the 29 year old’s status in the game remains as great as ever.

For Chicharito is an out and out goalscorer as  he hopes United are about to find out AGAIN but celebrations, if he does, -look highly unlikely.

He said: “I can’t imagine the emotions I would have if I have the luck to score a goal. I’m going back to my old club, my old home, my old fans, so probably I can’t ­celebrate. And I will not go into this game thinking about celebration.

“I’m very happy to be back in England, very glad to start a new chapter of my career in the Premier League, and the best way to start will be to try and deliver a good ­performance for West Ham. Going back there, it’s going to be something happy – one very important and lucky ­moment.

But Chicharito, who scored 59 goals in 157 appearances for the club, shrugged: “We all knew there was going to be a transition. You cannot have a manager for 26 years – the best manager in ­history, ­achieving everything – and nothing changes when he goes.

“It’s normal. Nobody ­expected, when we played for David Moyes, that we wouldn’t be in European ­football. When Sir Alex retired, we knew it was going to be very difficult. He was unique in the history of football.”

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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