Former Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez has once again dropped an indirect hint suggesting he wants to return to the Old Trafford outfit.
Javier Hernandez, also famously known by his nickname ‘Chicharito’, left the Red Devils after he was offloaded by Louis van Gaal back in 2015. The Mexican international ended up joining Bayer Leverkusen, where he has displayed terrific goalscoring form for the Bundesliga club.
The 28-year-old was recently mentioned by Jose Mourinho in his pre-match press conference ahead of United’s Premier League clash against Sunderland, during which the Portuguese claimed how his team needed a poacher as good as Chicharito to finish off the huge number of chances his current crop of players were creating.
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Mourinho was quoted as saying: “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 you a simple example. In the way we play at Old Trafford, in the way we dominate opponents in the way we play in their box, I think Chicharito would have 20 goals easy. Even coming from the bench for the last 10 or 20 minutes, he will have 20 goals.
“He is a guy that naturally the ball comes, rebound here, rebounds there, boom – goal. The goalkeeper saves, he goes there, tap in – goal. The cross is coming, he anticipates the first post header – goal. And not even coming from the bench, we have this kind of player that scores 10, 15 goals and gives you 10 or 15 more points.”
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And now, Javier Hernandez has once again responded to Mourinho’s complimentary comments, by ‘liking’ a tweet that highlighted the Special One’s comments on twitter.
This isn’t the first time the Bayer Leverkusen star has indirectly expressed his desire to return to the Theatre of Dreams, as the striker previously dropped a hint by ‘liking’ a tweet that stated: ‘Dear Manchester United can we please resign the Little Pea? We should never have sold him.’