In recent times, Javier Hernandez has become one of my favourite strikers at Manchester United. The news of his departure makes me sad even before we (United) kick-start our campaign to regain our league title and get qualify for Europe.
He is loved by every single Manchester United fan because of his goal scoring contribution to United success. He has always been used as a super sub. He always made his presence felt in the game whenever he was brought on by Sir Alex Ferguson.
The USA tour revealed how much fans wanted him at the club. Fans and reporters kept asking new Manager Louis Van Gaal if Chicharito was part of his plans. unfortunately now, he isn’t as the new manager has asked him to look elsewhere.
His first season with United saw him score 20 goals and played in the Champions league finals. In the 2012/13, he went on a run of seven goals in five games in October and November 2012, giving Ferguson a significant selection headache.
Things however did not go the way of the Mexican striker under the short and disastrous reign of David Moyes, who replaced Sir Alex Ferguson last season. The whole team and supporters hurt at the performance of the team. The 25-year-old was limited to just six starts in the last Premier League campaign, and Hernandez contributed nine goals.The striker’s problem at United began.
At a point, his national team coach Miguel Herrera urged him to leave United for his own sake if he was to make a first team for Mexico. He lost his first team stop at Mexico during the world cup.
News today has it that new United Manager Louis Van Gaal has told Javier Hernandez ‘Chicharito’ he can leave the club.
For me, its sad to see the Little Pea leave United. I would have preferred him staying and Danny Welbeck leaving.