“Hernandez will be a first choice striker in my team” : De Gea

Man United goalkeeper David De Gea says former team-mate Javier Hernandez would have been a first choice starter in his team if he was a coach and insist looking forward to play with him again.

Hernandez,27, was rarely used by former Man United boss David Moyes after the retirement of long serving manager Sir Alex Fergurson before he was sent by manager Louis Van Gaal on a season long loan to Real Madrid where he netted seven goals for the La liga outfit.

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After his loan spell, he was sold permanently to Bundesliga side Bayern Leverkusen for a reported fee of £8.75m in the just ended summer transfer window.

The Mexico striker who joined Man United in 2010 from Guadalajara for £6.9m scored 59 goals out of 159 appearances for Man United in all competitions before departing to Bayern Leverkusen.

And Man United goalkeeper David De Gea is surprise at the management’s decision to put Hernandez on transfer.

“These are decisions for the coach. But in my team, he would always play. He was an undisputed starter before and player of the year at United.

“He can get you 20, 30 goals a season. I would like a lot to play with him again, hopefully it can happen.” De Gea told ESPN.

Hanandez was named Man United player of the year in 2010-11 season following his 20 goals in his debut season (2010-11) for Man United to help Sir Alex Fergurson’s side to clinched the Premier League tittle and he saw just 16 games for the Club after the arrival of Robin Van Persie from Arsenal in 2012.