(Sporting Alert) — Manchester United forward Javier Hernández has been handed a starting for Mexico for tonight’s friendly football international clash against Nigeria.
Hernández has been struggling with his form this season and has not been getting a lot of playing time under new manager David Moyes.
There were many who believed the forward should not have been included in the squad, but has been handed a place in the starting XI to try and prove his critics wrong.
The 25-year-old has been linked with a move away from Old Trafford this summer and he’s happy to get some playing time.
“I am very eager to play as my club don’t take me much into account. I hope I have the opportunity to play,” he told Record.
“When you are called up, you have to be thankful and if not called up, you have to keep working. I am very happy and thankful with this call-up, like I was when I was called up for the first time.”
Also starting tonight for Mexico are Guillermo Ochoa, Rafael Márquez, Andrés Guardado, Hector Herrera Rubio and Oribe Peralta.
Meanwhile for Nigeria, English Premier League players Victor Moses and John Mikel Obi are both in the starting team.