Man United old boy Chicharito accused of punching Barca’s Thomas Vermaelen in the face [Pictures]

Man United old boy Chicharito is today being accused of an assault in the Spanish press.

Javier Hernandez continued his impressive form with Bayer Leverkusen on Wednesday night as the Mexican international striker equalised for the Germans in a 1-1 draw with FC Barcelona.

Unfortunately for Bayer, the point wasn’t enough to see them progress into the last 16 of the Champions League. Instead they drop into the Europa League, where Chicharito could possibly face Man United.

The Little Pea has now scored 12 goals since October. Interestingly, Man United have scored a total of 12 goals since October too.

But not everything Chicharito does is being praised.

Against Barca, the Leverkusen forward was accused of punching former Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen in the face.

Indeed, TV replays seemed to show how the former Real Madrid striker cuffed Vermaelen with a right hook as the pair battled for a high ball.

See pictures of the incident below.

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Thomas Vermelaen