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Former Man United favourite reveals difficult time at the club following SAF departure

Javier Hernandez opens up on Man United misfortune after SAF departure

According to the Locker Room Show on Youtube (h/t Daily Star), former Manchester United favourite Javier Hernandez has revealed how he was let down following the exit of Sir Alex Ferguson.

Signed from Mexican side Guadajalara in 2010, Hernandez enjoyed success at Old Trafford. He scored ten or more goals in his first three seasons as United won two Premier League titles.

He failed to hit the same heights following the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson in 2013. Hernandez was in the middle of a transition under David Moyes, with Ed Woodward at the helm.

Javier Hernandez eventually returned to the Premier League with West Ham United
Javier Hernandez would also play under David Moyes at West Ham United

He struggled under Moyes and only scored nine times all season, half of his previous season’s tally. (h/t Transfermarkt)

Hernandez also revealed that he could have moved on from the club sooner had it not been for Moyes. Facing a difficult time, he confided his worries in Ferguson. The legendary Scot advised Moyes and Woodward to give him a more prominent role at the club.

“I even went to speak to Sir Alex because he knew I was down.”

The Mexican ace had no qualms about coming off the bench for United. He revealed that Ferguson told him that he wished he could play him more.

Javier Hernandez enjoyed great success under Sir Alex Ferguson
Javier Hernandez enjoyed great success under Sir Alex Ferguson

A betrayal?

In spite of Ferguson’s advice, Hernandez was neither played often nor allowed to leave. He has not held back in his criticism of Moyes and his policies.

“In the winter, there was another opportunity for me to go but he did not let me go because he was so stubborn and that’s why he only lasted seven months because he was not humble, he could not grow to be United.”

In spite of adding that he has nothing personal against Moyes, Hernandez believes the former Everton boss was a bad fit at United.

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The Mexican spent a year on loan at Real Madrid before leaving for Bayern Leverkusen a year later. Hernandez played 157 games for United. He scored 59 goals and 20 assists. (h/t Transfermarkt)

Written by Pranav Nair

An Engineering postgraduate with a keen interest in statistics, pop culture and football.

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