Manchester United have announced that Javier Hernandez will not be representing Mexico at this summer's Olympic Games.

The soon-to-be-24-year old was set to be one of three overage players in the Mexico U23 squad for the London Games but the Red Devils have come to an agreement with the Mexican FA that he will rest instead of compete for his country.

"His form last season was fantastic," United boss Sir Alex Ferguson told the club's official website.

"He's found the second year more difficult, but a lot of that is down to not having a summer break for three years and playing every summer for his country.

"Next year he will be fine as we have agreed with the Mexican Football Association that he is going to get the requisite rest he needs to perform in the Premier League."

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