Ex-Man Utd and West Ham star Hernandez explains ‘surreal’ excitement as captain of MLS All Stars team against Liga MX

According to JAVIER HERNANDEZ, leading an MLS team against players from his home country will be a ‘surreal’ experience.

The 34-year-old ex-Manchester United forward has been named captain of the MLS side that will face Liga MX in Wednesday’s MLS All Star game in Minneapolis.

Javier Hernandez is honored to lead the MLS team against Mexico's Liga MX

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Javier Hernandez is honored to lead the MLS team against Mexico’s Liga MXPhoto credit: Reuters

The MLS hosts its All-Star game every year with a team made up of the best players in the entire division, and this year will play a similar team from Mexico’s top flight.

Hernandez began his career in Mexico with Guadalajara before joining United in 2010.

He said: “This situation is very surreal, I’m a Mexican representing MLS, even captaining against Liga MX.

“I was grateful, grateful, very grateful, very happy and content because that’s the right perspective. There always has to be a captain representing the players, but we can all be leaders.

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“We can all give a lot. A lot of the players in this league are captains of their own teams. That’s just part of the game and I don’t need or deserve any special treatment.”

“I just have to take on that responsibility to be humble and grateful.

“Like I said before, being a Mexican player captaining MLS is kind of surreal. I’m just grateful and very humbled, but being captain doesn’t mean I’m more important than the others.” “

Former Tottenham and Newcastle player DeAndre Yedlin, as well as ex-Arsenal striker and fellow Mexican Carlos Vela will also play for the MLS side.

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Former Everton player Adrian Heath, who has been in MLS for 13 years and manages Minnesota United, will lead the MLS side.

Heath said: “It’s something new for me. Something I’m really excited about and something I’m really looking forward to.

“I think one of the highlights for a manager is when you’re surrounded by high-quality talent and we have that.

“I’m really looking forward to getting to know them a little bit more than just shaking hands after a game.”

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