While Louis Van Gaal’s woes seems unending especially with Manchester United’s goal scoring tactics, Mexican international Javier Hernandez has now revealed that Van Gaal gave him no option but to leave the club as Van Gaal told him that he only had a “one per cent chance” of playing up front for Manchester United.
According to Fox Sports report, the Mexican star in an interview with Movistar revealed the details.
“I spoke with Van Gaal and he said that I only had a one per cent chance of playing in my position, so I headed to Bayer. I felt confident from the very first day. I feel important, not just because of my goals, but because I feel that I’ll start every game,” Hernandez said according to the report.
Hernandez ended his five year contract with United in the summer and went on to sign a three year deal with Bayer Leverkusen and since then he has been in a sensational form.
The 27-year-old scored 19 goals this season for club and country.
And while United were kicked out of Champions League, Hernandez went on to play against Barcelona and even scored a hat trick against Borussia Monchengladbach over the weekend.
The striker spent the last season on-loan at La Liga giants Real Madrid after the United boss told him that he already had strikers and asked Hernandez to take up the offer if any right opportunity comes.
Hernandez joined Manchester United from Guadalajara in 2010 and scored 20 goals in his first season. He was also voted player of the year by the fans.
During his 103 appearances for United, the 27-year-old star netted 37 goals and was linked with moves to Premier League rivals Tottenham and West Ham.
Praising Sir Alex Ferguson for his squad management skills, Hernandez said in the interview: “I was extremely lucky to be the first (Mexican) player to move to one of the biggest clubs in the world. I had a great time there. I had an incredible start, full of opportunities, although those opportunities dwindled over time and things took a turn for the worse.”
“I’m so grateful to Ferguson. I think he’s the best there’s ever been, especially his squad management skills. Every player had his place. A squad player could still play 15 games a season. He opened the door to Europe for me and I won two league titles there.”