Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez looked to take his career to the next level when he left Liga MX club Guadalajara for Manchester United in 2010.
There was an buzz about the young forward then, but four years and thirty seven goals later, he hasn’t broken out into the world scene as quite expected, seeing a great deal of time on the bench, even as the Reds struggled last season.
Now, he’s no longer lacing up his boots for United, at least, not during his 2014-15 footballing campaign, since the Premier League club loaned him to Real Madrid in Spain.
The summer transfer window proved to perplex Hernandez because he was uncertain of his future, and rumors were flying in many different directions. For all he knew, Louis van Gaal could’ve planned to keep him at Old Trafford.
“They were complicated weeks, honestly, because a lot was talked about and a lot of things said,” Hernandez said in a TV interview with Claro Sports. If you look, a lot of them were wrong.”
But in reflection of his stint in Manchester, which is still not over since he’s out on a season-long loan at Real, one person in particular stuck out to the Mexico International: club legend/manager Sir Alex Ferguson.
“He opened the door to this European dream, gave me a lot of opportunities and got the best out of me,” the 26-year-old said. “He knows what I can bring (and) he is a person that will always stay in my heart. I’ve always said that, for me, he is the best ever.”