Jose Mourinho: This striker would be perfect for Man United

Jose Mourinho has claimed that Manchester United could have done with a player such as Javier Hernandez at their disposal this season

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho Photo: Hublot

Jose Mourinho has admitted that Manchester United could have done with a player like Javier Hernandez at their disposal this season.

Manchester United have been widely criticised for their lack of a clinical edge in front of goal this term, especially in the absence of Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Louis van Gaal deemed Hernandez to be surplus to requirements at Old Trafford back in August 2015 as the Mexico striker ended up signing for German side Bayer Leverkusen on a permanent contract.

Mourinho could be set to bolster his attacking options at Old Trafford in the summer transfer window.

And the Manchester United boss has claimed that Hernandez would have scored at least 20 goals for the Red Devils this season had he been at the club.

Mourinho told a news conference at Carrington on Friday: “We have some players that are not really players in love with the goal.

‘They are good players, they are creative players, they can create but, naturally, they are not the kind of guy that is a killer.

“I give a simple example. In the way we play at Old Trafford, in the way we dominate opponents, in the way we play in the box, I think Chicharito (Hernandez) would have 20 goals easy.

“Even coming from the bench for the last 10 or 20 minutes, he would have 20 goals.

“He is the guy that, naturally, the ball comes here, rebounds here, rebounds there – boom, goal. The goalkeeper saves, he goes there – boom, goal. The cross is coming, he anticipates the first-post header, goal.”

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Manchester United are currently preparing for their Premier League clash against Sunderland at the Stadium of Light on Sunday afternoon as they look to get their top-four bid back on track.

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