Manchester United have found the next Javier Hernandez

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According to the latest reports, Manchester United have found their next Javier Hernandez and it could be good news for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

When Javier Hernandez arrived at Manchester United, few batted an eye. In his home nation people were jubilant however. El Chicharito became the first Mexican to have signed for the Red Devils. Hernandez made history.

Previously, Mexicans playing in the Premier League had merely been a distant fictitious dream. It never seemed like a tangible possibility.

Javier Hernandez proved it could be possible. And he didn’t sign for a minnow either. He signed for one of the best clubs in world football.

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Due to his relatively unknown stock. Not much was expected of the 22 year old when he arrived. Hernandez had an impressive goal record in Mexico, but the step to the Premier League would be a huge leap.

Some even questioned Alex Ferguson’s sanity. There were certainly better options out there.

Alas, the Scotsman’s gamble paid off. Just like Ferguson had done on numerous occasions before, the Scotsman unravelled another gem.

Javier Hernandez enjoyed a stellar spell at Old Trafford. The Mexican became a cult favourite. His pace and ability to find the back of the net from the bench made him an important and useful asset.

What was the most impressive about Javier Hernandez is his ability to score goals on a regular basis against the club’s arch rivals in Liverpool. He scored vital goals in two substitute appearances against the Merseyside Reds.

Chicharito was a key player. United have always had quality back-up strikers who were content with playing second fiddle.

In a way Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was one of those players too for the majority of his time at Old Trafford as a player.

And as a manager, he might have found his very own back-up forward.

According to the Daily Express, Odion Ighalo could become Solskjaer’s Javier Hernandez for United.

The Nigerian forward has been on good form since his surprise arrival in Manchester.

Odion Ighalo has proven he has an excellent eye for a goal and he has netted in every single one of his starts for the club so far.

Of course, Odion Ighalo needs to prove he can produce it in the big games for United and not just in cup ties. However, considering his impressive record at Watford in the Premier League that should not be a problem.

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Do you think Odion Ighalo could become the next Javier Hernandez for United?