Javier Hernandez believes Louis van Gaal can still turn around Man Utd's fortunes

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Former Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez insists Louis van Gaal is still the right man for the job at the Theatre of Dreams.

The Mexico international left the club for Bayer Leverkusen last September after Van Gaal told him he was surplus to requirements. Hernandez, though, holds no resentment towards his former manager.

In an interview with Sky Sports, he said: "He [Van Gaal] is a really good manager to be honest. He has his own ways like all the managers in the world.


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"You will not find the new Sir Alex Ferguson in the next 50 or 100 years because he was unique. He was special."

Hernandez insists the former Netherlands national team boss can still bring success to Old Trafford despite what has been a difficult two years at the helm.

"Van Gaal can do it," he continued, "but in football time and results are going to speak about if he is the main man or if he is not."

Hernandez found first-team action hard to come by following Van Gaal's appointment as manager in 2014, which ultimately forced him to call time on his United career.

It's a move that Van Gaal might now regret given how the striker has scored 16 league goals in 25 appearances for Leverkusen, especially so when his players have managed just 40 between them this campaign.

Summer signing Anthony Martial is their top scorer with eight goals, whilst Wayne Rooney has scored seven and Marcus Rashford has four to his name.

As a result of his form, Hernandez has attracted interest from a host of Premier League clubs and insisted he doesn't know where his future lies.

He told German outlet Bild, as per ESPN: "My future doesn’t only hinge on me. I live in the here and now. You can plan everything in life, but sometimes life plans for you.

"The club, which owns you, decides whether it still needs you or wants to sell you. It’s just like that in [the] football business."

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