Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has confirmed Javier Hernandez has been denied the possibility of playing for his country in the London Olympic games.
The striker was selected as one of Mexico's three over-23 players to play the tournament but the 70 year-old Scotsman has rejected the possibility to get the player to have 'the rest he needs'.
“Alex Ferguson denied Hernandez's participation,” Mexico team director Hector Gonzalez Inarritu said.
The 23 year-old striker, who will turn 24 on June 1, will still play for his country in the World Cup qualifiers as Mexico take on Guyana and El Salvador in the beginning of June.
But after that, he will rest until he starts pre-season works with the Red Devils.
“His form last season (2010-2011) was fantastic. 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,” Fergie said.
“Next year he will be fine as we have agreed that is going to get the requisite rest to perform in the Premier League.”
Mexico will debut in the London Olympics Group B against South Korea on July 26, with Games between Gabon and Switzerland following.