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The Tigres UANL coach has defended the striker, who faced severe criticism following his recent performances for El Tri, and feels he has the right to put the champions first

Tigres UANL coach Ricardo Ferretti feels Chicharito should quit Mexico in order to boost his chances at Manchester United.

Despite his hero status in his homeland, the 25-year-old was criticised for his performance in El Tri’s 2-1 World Cup qualifier loss against Costa Rica earlier this month after missing a number of chances.

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Ferretti has defended Chicharito, claiming that he has every right to reject his national team in favour of fighting for his place at Old Trafford.

"It's his right [not to attend]. How many lost opportunities has there been for Chicharito in being a starter for Manchester United?" the Brazilian told Record.

"He can make that decision to refuse and to say 'I've almost lost my chance of being a regular in Manchester, and for this'."

The forward has featured intermittently under David Moyes this season, making only four appearances and scoring one goal.


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