Former Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez has revealed the real reason behind leaving the club despite being considered as one of the best strikers during his time at the club.
The Mexican had a very high goals to games ratio. Despite this, he found himself out of favour immediately after the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson. David Moyes did not rate him much and he was sent on a loan spell to Real Madrid soon afterwards. Even though Moyes was soon replaced by Louis van Gaal, the Dutchman also do not help the situation upon his arrival.
After waiting on the sidelines, Hernandez finally decided to move to German football with Bayer Leverkusen in the summer. He has been an instant hit in German football. Even though the German outfit failed to get past the Champions League group stages, they have done exceedingly well in the league so far. Hernandez has already scored 10 goals in just 13 matches. He has revealed the reasons behind finally moving away from the Old Trafford outfit. Hernandez says that he had an open talk with van Gaal, who failed to guarantee him more than 5% of a starting spot in the team.
Van Gaal is now left with only Anthony Martial or Wayne Rooney as his striking options.”I didn’t have the intention to leave but I wanted to more playing time.The board told me that I could go on loan to Real Madrid and it was not a difficult decision for me.Then I returned to Manchester. I started to have opportunities but one day I spoke with Van Gaal and I had only a one percent chance of playing so I needed to make magic. So I moved to Bayer,” said the striker. Hernandez was signed for only £ 7 million by Ferguson.