Chicharito scheduled to be on tour

Mexican star receives work permit and should join squad early July

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With the 2010 AT&T MLS All-Star Game less than a month
away, one of the big questions on everyone’s mind is whether or not Mexican
sensation Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez will appear with his new club,
Manchester United, when they take on the MLS All-Stars on July 28 at Reliant
Stadium.

Manchester United’s website reported the following:
“Manchester United is pleased to announce that Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez
has been granted a work permit and will join the club (early-mid July).
Chicharito, who has already passed a medical and agreed to personal terms, will
join United’s squad on the Philadelphia leg of
July’s pre-season trip to the USA
and Canada.”

In a May 18 news conference with Major League Soccer,
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson also confirmed that Chicharito is
scheduled to join the team in Philadelphia
as part of their preseason North American tour.

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“He’s young, and I think he can handle coming into training
with the team,” Ferguson
said. “The most important part is to integrate him with the squad, because he
doesn’t know any of the players. So it’s an important period to get him to join
us.”

Chicharito was signed by Manchester United in April after
scoring 10 goals in eight games for Mexican club Chivas de Guadalajara. One of
soccer’s brightest young stars, Chicharito appeared in four matches for Mexico in the 2010 FIFA World Cup and scored two
goals, including one in the Round of 16 against Argentina.