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'Chicharito' headed to Real Madrid on loan from Man United

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Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez will play for Real Madrid on loan after the team agreed to terms with Manchester United for the Mexican striker, Real Madrid announced Monday.

The 26-year-old has been mostly stuck on the bench for United under new manager Louis van Gaal, playing only 45 minutes in Premier League play this season.

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He has scored 37 goals for United since joining the team in 2010, including nine goals last year. He played for Guadalajara from 2006-10.

Real Madrid views Chicharito as a strong backup for French striker Karim Benzema.

Manchester United drew 0-0 with Burnley this weekend, while Real Madrid fell 4-2 to Real Sociedad. 

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- Chris Mascaro

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