David De Gea not happy about this Louis van Gaal decision at Man United

David De Gea was left unimpressed by this particular decision from the Manchester United manager

David De Gea has admitted that he was surprised Louis van Gaal deemed Javier Hernandez to be surplus to requirements at Manchester United.

The Mexico striker impressed under Sir Alex Ferguson after arriving at Old Trafford in 2010 by scoring 20 goals in his first campaign in England.

However, the forward failed to break into Van Gaal’s first team on a regular basis following the Dutchman’s arrival at the club in the summer of 2014.

Hernandez was eventually sold to Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen in the summer, and the forward has enjoyed a positive start to his career in Germany by scoring nine goals.

De Gea has revealed his disappointment at Van Gaal’s decision to let Hernandez leave the club and admits that he is a big fan of the forward.

De Gea told ESPN: “I don’t know [why he was not wanted] – these are decisions for the coach, but in my team he would always play.

“He was an undisputed starter before and player of the year at United. He can get you 20, 30 goals a season.

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“I would like a lot to play with him again, hopefully it can happen.”

Van Gaal’s United side return to Premier League action with a trip to Watford after the international break.

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