Man United outcast: I will get my chance next season
Javier Hernandez is hoping to break back into the Manchester United first-team next season
Javier Hernandez believes that there will be plenty of chances for him to enjoy first-team football at Manchester United next season.
The Mexico forward spend last season on loan to Real Madrid after being deemed surplus to requirements by new manager Louis van Gaal last summer.
Hernandez scored eight goals in 31 appearances for Los Blancos during his temporary spell in Spain.
However, the 27-year-old is now confident that he will get his chance to prove himself to Van Gaal next season as he bids to force his way into the Red Devils’ first team.
Hernandez is quoted as saying by Marca: “The circumstances were different [when he left last summer] – Van Gaal arrived and wanted to restructure the squad, make it smaller.
“There was no European competition and he wanted to concentrate on the league and maybe he didn’t want so many players because they were not going to be able to play.
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“Now the situation has changed. There will be a Champions League qualifier, a lot more games and I think that there will be more opportunities. I think I will have chances to play at United.”
United secured a top-four finish in Van Gaal’s first season in charge at Old Trafford and are now set to play a Champions League play-off to book their place in the group stage of Europe’s elite club competition.
The Red Devils have already signed Memphis Depay from PSV Eindhoven during the summer transfer window.