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Javier Hernandez better than Anthony Martial according to BT Sport pundits

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It has been a tricky season in front of goal for Manchester United, but would things have been different had they kept hold of Javier Hernandez? 

Well, the Mexico international, who departed Old Trafford in the summer transfer window, has been in sensational form for his new club. 

At Bayer Leverkusen, Hernandez has struck seven goals in 12 Bundesliga outings while he's netted on five of his six Champions League appearances. That's not bad going for a striker who was surplus to requirements at Manchester United just a few months ago. 

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Red Devils boss Louis van Gaal, of course, replaced Hernandez with exciting talent Anthony Martial. The France international made a superb start to life in Manchester, scoring against Liverpool on his Premier League debut. 

Despite looking like a huge talent, Martial hasn't quite hit the same heights as Leverkusen's new star. 

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But who would the BT Sport pundits rather have? Well, there is only one winner. Steve McManaman, Glen Hoddle and Howard Webb all opted for Hernandez, with Robbie Savage the only man favouring Martial. 

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It's all well and good comparing the two, but perhaps Van Gaal should have had both Martial and Hernandez in his ranks this season. With the Mexican's movement and Martial's pace, they could have formed quite the partnership. 

Of course, Van Gaal wouldn't have expected Wayne Rooney to suffer from such a dip in form, but he may well be regretting his decision to offload Hernandez. 

Manchester United fans: did Van Gaal make a mistake with Hernandez? Have your say below! 

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