Manchester United striker could be fit to face Stoke City

Javier Hernandez had a delayed start to the season after sustaining concussion on a pre-season tour of America and there were fears that the Manchester United forward could miss the next two games for the Red Devils after being clattered by Ashley Cole on Sunday. Sir Alex Ferguson initially ruled out the Mexican for two weeks, although it appears that…

Javier Hernandez had a delayed start to the season after sustaining concussion on a pre-season tour of America and there were fears that the Manchester United forward could miss the next two games for the Red Devils after being clattered by Ashley Cole on Sunday.

Sir Alex Ferguson initially ruled out the Mexican for two weeks, although it appears that Chicharito could be back in action this coming weekend for the tricky trip to the Britannia Stadium to face a physical Stoke team.

Hernandez’s agent confirmed that the striker would be back in training on Wednesday and that there are no fractures to report.

“Nothing, it’s just a bump, nothing more,” said Eduardo Hernandez.

“It looked like (his absence) was longer, they were looking for a fracture, that’s why they ran those tests on him.

“I expect him to be training without incident on Wednesday.”

Ferguson was highly critical of Cole’s challenge on Hernandez which earned the Chelsea full-back a yellow card and replays indicated that the player was lucky to stay on the field. There was also a case for a second penalty being awarded to Manchester United.

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