Javier Hernandez was happy before David Moyes' arrival

Hernandez left Old Trafford this summer  (©GettyImages)

Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has insisted that Mexican striker Javier Hernandez was happy at Old Trafford before David Moyes' arrival at the club, reports the Daily Mail. 

The forward - who left the club for Real Madrid on loan this past summer - struggled for opportunities under David Moyes last term, and only managed four Premier League goals in last season's disastrous campaign. 

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It appears, then, that Hernandez became frustrated with Moyes' tenure at the club, with the same report suggesting that the striker didn't enjoy working under his regime. 

And Ferdinand - who left the Theatre of Dreams before Hernandez - has revealed that the forward was 'happy for three years', as he benefited from Sir Alex Ferguson's man-management. 

Hernandez is now hoping to revive his career in Madrid, as he battles with Karim Benzema for a place in the starting XI at the Bernabeu. Carlo Ancelotti will be hoping the forward can rediscover his best form, before potentially signing him on a permanent basis next summer. 

Manchester United, meanwhile, have already replaced Chicharito, having signed Colombian hitman Radamel Falcao on a season-long loan deal from French outfit Monaco. Fans of the Red Devils will also be hoping youngster James Wilson is handed opportunities at the Theatre of Dreams this term after making an impact on his debut last season. 

Ferdinand return 

Rio Ferdinand, meanwhile, made his return to Old Trafford yesterday afternoon, as his QPR side went down 4-0 against his former club. Manchester United put on a dominant display, with Angel di Maria, Ander Herrera, Wayne Rooney and Juan Mata finding the net for Louis van Gaal's side. 

United will be looking to make it back-to-back wins in their next fixture as they travel to the King Power Stadium to take on new-boys Leicester City. It remains to be seen as to whether Van Gaal will hand Falcao his first start in a United shirt or if he will start Robin van Persie alongside Wayne Rooney once again. 

Manchester United fans: Do you think Hernandez will ever return to your club? Have your say in the comments section below! 

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