Former Manchester United star Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez is now the highest goal scorer for South American soccer giant Mexico.

The team eventually lost in the game against Croatia but the coach Juan Carlos Osorio maintained that Hernandez was “one of the best finishers in the world” in his post game comments.

The Bayer Leverkusen striker scored four minutes from time in the friendly game played in Los Angeles. Osorio wanted the game to help the team prepare for the forthcoming Confederations Cup in Russia. It did help them prepare as it exposed the numerous loopholes in the team.

Hernandez is the fastest Mexico star to reach 40 goals. He equalled former Bolton striker Jared Borgetti’s record in March but he has now risen up the ladder. There is still time to set a strong record as the all-time highest scorer for Mexico.Borgetti’s record stood since 2008 but more games can see the 28-year old take his tally even further.

As the fans appreciated the feat, Hernandez tweeted: “Thank you all for everything! And thanks to all the people of our beautiful country!”

He moved to the German club in 2015 from Old Trafford after scoring 59 goals in 156 games. After his initial run at Leverkusen, he went on a long goal drought before he eventually ended it. There are reports in France that Lyon want to bid £10.5 million for him as they make plans for a possible exit of Alexandre Lacazette this summer.