It’s almost enough to make you feel sorry for United’s opponents, after taking the Premier League by storm last season, then dominating the Gold Cup for Mexico, Chicharito say’s he’s actually getting better.
The Mexican forward declared he’s not letting the grass grow under his feet and is working on raising his game.
In an interview with Inside United magazine, Chicharito noted:
“I feel at home now and believe my game is developing all the time as I understand better how to play for this great club. “My strength has improved and also I’m improving how I play — being quicker with the ball, with more technique and concentration — because it’s very difficult to keep the ball in this league.
“Of course I have a lot more improving to do and I will work hard every day to achieve that.
“There are a lot of great players in this league, and that I need to keep improving my game to succeed here.
“I’m working on all aspects of my game — speed, strength, technical ability with the ball, movement off the ball — as well as heading.
“I have learned that you need to defend this shirt with your life, because Manchester United has a lot of history.
“This is the most important team, certainly in England, in terms of history, and everyone who works here understands and appreciates that. It’s one of the nice things about the club.
“For me there are no small teams.
“They are labelled as such because they don’t have the same history as some of the other clubs, but I quickly realised that every team in the Premier League is as hard to play as Chelsea or Arsenal.
“It was only through playing that I’ve realised that this league is the best in the world. I thought this before, but it’s not quite the same watching it on TV.”
In a world where a half decent striker can cost you in excess of £30 million and every player and his dog seems to be obsessed with earning a big money move to greener pastures,Chicharito is an absolute godsend. If the Little Pea continues his ascendency then it’s only a matter of time before it’s Barcelona are the ones chasing United for Europe’s top honours.