Javier Hernández Balcázar ; born 1 June 1988, commonly known as "Chicharito", is a Mexican footballer who plays as a forward for Manchester United, being the first Mexican to do so. He previously played for Mexican club Guadalajara. He made his début for the Mexico national football team in September 2009 in a match against Colombia and represented them at the 2010 FIFA World Cup scoring two goals. He is the son of Javier Hernández Gutiérrez and the grandson of Tomás Balcázar.
On 8 April 2010, Hernández agreed a deal to sign for Manchester United for an undisclosed fee, subject to a work permit application.The previous day, Hernández had been present at Manchester United's UEFA Champions League quarter-final second leg win over Bayern Munich at Old Trafford. The deal was conducted in complete discretion as Hernández's agent was left in the dark, so was his grandfather Tomás Balcázar who thought Hernández was going on a trip to Atlanta in the United States. As part of the deal, United played a friendly against Chivas to open their new 45,000-capacity stadium on 30 July 2010. On 27 May 2010, the work permit was granted, allowing the transfer to be made official on 1 July.