Javier Hernandez: Why Louis van Gaal talk led to Man United exit
Javier Hernandez reveals Louis van Gaal said striker had one per cent chance of playing for Manchester United
Javier Hernandez has shed light on why the striker quit Manchester United in the summer.
The Mexico international completed a £7.3m move to Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen from United after he was deemed surplus to requirements by Louis van Gaal at Old Trafford.
However, the 27-year-old striker has already scored an impressive seven goals in 12 Bundesliga games and has also netted five times in six Champions League appearances.
In fact, the Mexican has scored 14 times in his last 11 games in all competitions for Leverkusen, whilst Van Gaal’s men have only netted 10 goals in their last 12 outings.
And Hernandez, who moved to Old Trafford in the summer of 2010, lifted the lid on a conversation with Van Gaal which led to the striker’s exit.
“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,” Hernandez told Marca.
“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 scored 59 goals in 157 games in all competitions for United during a five-year career.
The Mexican spent last season on loan at La Liga giants Real Madrid after falling out-of-favour under Van Gaal.