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Chicharito's Excellent Adventure
El TRI and Manchester United striker Javier Hernández is taking the soccer world by storm.
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Manchester United's Javier Hernandez, left, celebrates after scoring against Stoke during their English Premier League soccer match at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, England, Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012. (AP Photo/Jon Super)
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Manchester United's Javier Hernandez, centre, celebrates after scoring against Stoke during their English Premier League soccer match at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, England, Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012. (AP Photo/Jon Super)
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Pure Bliss

Hernández joined C.D. Guadalajara at the age of nine and signed his first professional contract with Chivas when he was 15.

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Jumping for Joy

Chicharito and Man Utd. teammate Wayne Rooney share the joy after a goal.

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Tripped Up

Chichariot scored two goals for Mexico's national side, the TRI, during the World Cup in South Africa.

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Heads Up!

Superior striker instincts mean that though Chicharito may be outnumbered, he's hardly overmatched.

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All Smiles

Javier Hernández Bálcazar, better known as Chicharito, is the first Mexican national to play for Manchester United. 

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Eyes on the Prize

Chicharito is the son of Javier Hernández Gutiérrez, who played for Tecos and was a member of the Mexico squad at the 1986 FIFA World Cup and the grandson of Tomás Balcázar who played for C.D. Guadalajara and played in the 1954 FIFA World Cup for the Mexican national side.

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Just for Kicks

Chicharito's uncanny skill at moving off the ball and his cool finishing skills have made him one of the top strikers in the world. 

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Manchester United's Javier Hernandez celebrates after scoring against Newcastle during their English Premier League soccer match at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, England, Saturday Nov. 26, 2011. (AP Photo/Jon Super)
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Mexico's Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez, reacts after missing a chance to score during a friendly soccer game against Serbia in Queretaro, Mexico, Friday, Nov. 11, 2011. (AP Photo/Christian Palma)
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Mexico's Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez, center, celebrates with teammate Carlos Salcido, right, and Andres Guardado after scoring during a friendly soccer game against Serbia in Queretaro, Mexico, Friday, Nov. 11, 2011. (AP Photo/Christian Palma)
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Manchester United's Javier Hernandez, top, tumbles over Newcastle's Steven Taylor during their English Premier League soccer match at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, England, Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011. (AP Photo/Jon Super)
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Chicharito's Excellent Adventure

El TRI and Manchester United striker Javier Hernández is taking the soccer world by storm.

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