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Manchester United to highlight Javier Hernandez talent in bid to secure work permit
Published : 25 May 2010 22:42:27
Although United have agreed a £7 million deal with Chivas Guadalajara for Hernandez, the club must convince the FA, charged by the Home Office with administering the process, to grant a certificate of sponsorship in order to endorse his application. Hernandez, a second-half substitute in Monday's 3-1 defeat by England, has yet to be awarded a permit due to his failure to play in 75 per cent of Mexico's fixtures over the last two years. Related ArticlesGlazers to keep cash in United coffersFoster criticises anti-Glazer movement'Dimitar Berbatov not leaving Manchester United'Man United without Rooney for start of new seasonFans united for long haul against Glazer familySport on televisionAlthough Hernandez has been described as Mexico's brightest talent for a generation, United are mindful their application is not guaranteed to be successful. The club had to abandon a £2.2 million deal for Brazil defender Celio Silva in 1997 as his work permit application was rejected, while South Korean midfielder Ji-Sung Park had to win an appeal to play for United in 2005. To secure a work permit, United must convince the FA panel that Hernandez is an elite player who could not be recruited within the European Union for a similar valuation.