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Family should come before work, according to Hernandez senior...

Javier Hernandez’s father has proven his loyalty to his son by quitting his job with Chivas Guadalajara's reserve side to fly to South Africa to watch the future Manchester United forward in action.

“I asked for permission to go to the World Cup, and they didn't allow me,” Hernandez senior complained, according to ESPN. “I had to think about it for two days with my family and kids and I made the decision to quit because I want to go to the World Cup and see my kid play. Work is secondary.

"It was difficult, but in the end you are not eternal. Institutions remain for lives and one doesn't. Moments from your life are what make you take that decision. I understand the institution and that no one is above it, but one is also just here in passing.”

Hernandez junior, nicknamed ‘Chicharito’, is enjoying his time with the national side, helping them to record a 2-1 friendly success over Italy, having scored a consolation in the 2-1 reverse against the Netherlands.

Signed by Manchester United from Club Deportivo Guadalajara for around €10 million, he will make the move to Old Trafford in time for the start of next season.

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