Hernández made an instant and unforgettable impact in his first season following his move to Manchester United in 2010. His goals were a contributing factor in United winning a record 19th league title, but did he peak too early in his Old Trafford career? Or is he suffering the dreaded "Second Season Syndrome"?
In the defence of Hernández, you could argue he has had an injury setback this season that has resulted in the Mexican being denied a run of games, But I actually think you can look into this deeper and it is not second season syndrome that he is suffering from, it's his style of play that is affecting his place in the United starting eleven.
Hernández is an out and out goal scorer, there is no doubting that he knows where the net is, he is your old fashioned centre forward, the "fox in the box", who can be anonymous for 89 minutes of a match and pop up to score the winning goal. Today's game has changed dramatically, teams no longer have a place in their team for a player who only offers goals, I know that sounds stupid, but Hernández currently finds himself fourth choice striker out of five, and the player under him is the injury prone Michael Owen.
It's Hernández's all-round game that is letting him down, and the future partnership seems to be Rooney and Welbeck, but there is no doubting that when called on, Hernández will offer the team something different and maybe a goal out of nothing when United need it most, he will be our impact player.