Javier Hernandez scores beautiful goal for Bayer Leverkusen

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Manchester United desperately need a goalscorer.

They’ve managed to score just 38 goals in the Premier League this season - the same as Bournemouth and just two more than relegation-threatened Sunderland.

How about, they look around Europe’s top leagues and see who’s banging in the goals and attempt to sign them?


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Let’s take a look at the Bundesliga. Ah, what about this Javier Hernandez fella?

What do you mean he used to play for United?

Why on earth did they let him go!?

That's the question United fans have been asking themselves all season and they asked it, yet again, on Friday night.

Hernandez is known for his goal poaching ability , rarely does he score from outside the six-yard box.

But he did for Bayern Leverkusen against Wolfsburg on Friday, in fact, it was even outside the 18-yard box.

The Mexican picked up the ball on the left side of the box and curled an absolute beauty into the far corner which hit the post and went in.

Watch the video below to see the brilliant strike:

His United career

Hernandez signed for United as a 22-year-old back in 2010 and impressed massively in his debut season, scoring 20 goals in 45 appearances - becoming the first player since Ruud van Nistelrooy to score 20 goals in his first campaign at Old Trafford.

He capped it off by winning the Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year award, which is voted for by the fans.

But after Sir Alex Ferguson left the club at the end of the 2012/13 season, Hernandez’s goals dried up.

Loan spell at Madrid

He only managed four goals in 24 league appearances under David Moyes and spent the following season on-loan at Real Madrid.

The Spanish giants had the opportunity to make the loan deal permanent but nine goals in 33 matches wasn’t enough to convince Madrid chiefs to part with their cash.

Van Gaal not interested

But Louis van Gaal wasn’t willing to give Hernandez an opportunity upon his return to the Theatre of Dreams and allowed him to join Leverkusen for just £7.3 million last summer.

Hernandez revealed the reason why he left United in an interview with The Times:

"If the coach had told me I would be his No 1 striker, I would never have left,” he said.

"But I wanted to play. I looked for the team for three years. I focused on being there, on working, on being a good team-mate, on being ready. [It was the time] to look for myself, to look at my own goals.

"The fans wanted me to stay, but they wanted me to stay as a back-up. I did not want to wait any more."

What a terrible piece of business that seems now.

Manchester United fans: Should your club have kept hold of Javier Hernandez? Let us know in the comments box below!

Wayne Rooney
Manchester United
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