Photo: Javier Hernandez sends message to Man United and Sir Alex Ferguson

Bayer Leverkusen signing Javier Hernandez sends a message to Manchester United after his move

Javier Hernandez has sent a touching message to Sir Alex Ferguson and Manchester United fans after the striker joined Bayer Leverkusen.

The 27-year-old completed a £7.3m move to the Bundesliga side on Monday after Hernandez struggled to tie down a starting spot in Louis van Gaal’s side at the start of the Premier League campaign.

The Mexico international, who hasn’t started a Premier League game in 2015, joined Real Madrid on loan last season after he was deemed surplus to requirements at Old Trafford.

Hernandez, who has signed a three-year contract with Leverkusen, opted to send a special thanks to former United manager Sir Alex Ferguson, the players and the supporters after the end of his four-year career at Old Trafford.

Hernandez wrote on his Instagram page: “I want to thank Sir Alex Ferguson & Jim Lawlor, the club staff, all the players I played with; but specially I want to thank all the Manchester United fans in the UK and all around the world for the incredible support I’ve had this past 4 years and all the best wishes they have for me in my new chapter!! #MUFC #GGMU #2premierleagues #19&20 #60goals #85starts #thankyou”

Hernandez scored 59 goals in 156 appearances for United after he moved from hometown club Chivas de Guadalajara in 2010.

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The Mexican forward won two Premier League titles during his four-year stay at Old Trafford.

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