Mexico's Javier Hernandez will not compete in Olympics
May 10, 2012
Javier Hernandez, the striker for Manchester United, was rumored to be one of the players on Mexico's Olympic football team, but it now looks as though the athlete will not be making an Olympic appearance this year. The Daily Mail reports Manchester manager Sir Alex Ferguson has denied Hernandez the chance to represent his country in the Olympics. If Hernandez were to play, he would not be able to take the full four-week break Ferguson requests all his players take to recover during the off-season.
"His form last season was fantastic," Ferguson told the news source. "He's found the second year more difficult but a lot of that is down to not having a summer break for three years and playing every summer for his country. Next year he will be fine as we have agreed with the Mexican Football Association that he is going to get the requisite rest that he needs to perform in the Premier League."
While Hernandez will not be able to support his country at the London Olympics, The Associated Press reports he will be able to play in Mexico's two upcoming World Cup qualifiers.