Javier Hernandez has a not so subtle message for Manchester United

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Javier Hernandez has claimed his reason for leaving Manchester United to join Bayer Leverkusen was because he wanted to feel happy and loved once again.

The Mexican international ended his five-year spell at Old Trafford yesterday, completing a £7.3 million move to the Bundesliga outfit.

Hernandez had been brought back into contention by Louis van Gaal, following a loan spell at Real Madrid, but was sold after seemingly failing to impress the Dutch manager.


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And as per the Guardian, Chicharito had this not so subtle message to his former employers at his Leverkusen unveiling: “I want to go back to feeling important and happy. I want to find happiness. Bayer made me feel important and loved and coming here was not a difficult decision to make.

"They made me feel wanted. I want to help and achieve important things. I have felt very loved. I hope to accomplish things in my head and in my heart.”


Having been brought in from the cold, Hernandez looked like a player low on confidence and missed a number of good chances to get off the mark for United in his three substitute appearances.

None more so than in the second leg of United's Champions League play-off tie against Club Brugge, where he missed a penalty and scuffed a chance with the goal at his mercy.

Despite scoring just 18 goals in 73 appearances over the last three seasons, for Man United and Real Madrid, Hernandez could have played a role for the 20-time Premier League champions this season.

The 27-year-old, despite missing chances, was getting in the right positions and you get the feeling one goal would have opened the floodgates for 'Little Pea.'

With the Red Devils close to completing a £36m deal for Anthony Martial and James Wilson possibly departing the club on loan, Louis van Gaal will be left with two strikers on his books.

Wayne Rooney's misfiring form is a worry for the Red Devils and it seems strange Hernandez was not given more of a chance to stake his claim, especially considering on the three occasions he entered the fray United looked more dynamic and threatening then they had without him.

Manchester United fans, has Hernandez been harshly treated or was it time for him to say goodbye to Old Trafford? Have your say below!

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