Roberto Martinez: Wigan Were Priced Out Of Move For Man Utd’s Javier Hernandez

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    Wigan Athletic boss Roberto Martinez has revealed the club were interested in signing Javier Hernandez before he moved Manchester United.

    Hernandez was on target twice at the DW Stadium on Saturday as United recorded a 4-0 victory over Martinez’s side.

    The Mexican striker had caught the eye of the Latics, but the Premier League strugglers were priced out of a move for the player, who then plied his trade at Chivas de Guadalajara.

    “He was a player that went out of our market,” Martinez said, according to The Daily Mirror.

    “I think everyone was aware of him when he played for Mexico.

    “But obviously he’s a real talent who Manchester United probably captured before he caught the eye of anyone.

    “He’s very clever with his movement, tactically impressive and a real asset to United.”

    It is thought Hernandez cost the Old Trafford club between £6-8 million upon acquiring a work permit to move to England in May 2010, before the striker went on to impress at the World Cup in South Africa.

    Hernandez – nicknamed ‘Chicharito’ – has scored 13 goals in all competitions in an impressive first season in the Premier League.

    Wigan, meanwhile, are bottom of the table following West Ham United’s 3-1 victory over Liverpool on Sunday.

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    Roberto Martinez: Wigan Were Priced Out Of Move For Man Utd’s Javier Hernandez