Bayern Leverkusen forward Javier Hernandez has revealed that Louis Van Gaal told him that ‘I only had a one per cent chance of playing in my position’ and that propelled him to look elsewhere.
The Mexico intentional was not enjoying much playing time under former Man United manager David Moyes which led to his season long loan spell at Real Madrid in 2014.
Upon his return under current boss Louis Van Gaal Javier Harnandez was finding it difficult to adapt the Dutchman’s philosophy and saw his five years stay at the Old Trafford aborted in the just summer transfer window.
The 27-year-old signed three years contract with German outfit Bayern Leverkusen worth £8.75m and life has taken a good turn in his career scoring 18 goals in all competitions better than Man United current strikers W.Rooney and A. Martial, who together have scored 10 goals in all competitions this season.
And Javier Hernandez lift the lid on his future under Louis Van Gaal: “I spoke with Van Gaal and he said that I only had a one per cent chance of playing in my position.
”So I headed to Bayer [Leverkusen], I felt confident from the very first day. I feel important, not just because of my goals, but because I feel that I’ll start every game,” he told Marca.
The goal poacher who was brought by then Man United manager Sir Alex Ferguson in 2010 hailed his former boss’ managerial qualities which helped build his career as a player.
”I had a great time there [ Man United], I had an incredible start, full of opportunities, although those opportunities dwindled over time and things took a turn for the worse.
“I’m so grateful to Ferguson, I think he’s the best there’s ever been, especially his squad management skills.
”Every player had his place, a squad player could still play 15 games a season. He opened the door to Europe for me and I won two league titles there.”
Henandez 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.
He 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.