Jose Mourinho hasn’t enjoyed the success that he would have liked to have in his first season at Old Trafford, and he brought up a familiar name on Friday when discussing someone that could have really helped his side.
Despite boasting one of the world’s top strikers in Zlatan Ibrahimovic — who has 27 goals on the season — Mourinho continues to bring up Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez, who the club sold in 2015 during Louis Van Gaal‘s tenure.
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Mourinho has stated before that he never would have sold the Mexican international, Angel di Maria or Danny Welbeck because they offer too much upside.
“We have good players, they are creative players, they can create, but they are not the kind of guy that is naturally a killer,” Mourinho said.
“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 would have scored 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, rebound here, rebounds there, boom, goal.”
United has had its share of struggles scoring this season when it comes to anyone not named Zlatan, and currently Juan Mata is the team’s second-leading scorer with 10 goals. However, the Spanish international is out injured.
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