Javier Hernandez used social media site Instagram to post an inspiration message yesterday. He might have wish he hadn't bothered.
His post (seen below) about being nothing without your teammates, was construed as a dig at Robin van Persie, described by The Mirror as a 'thinly veiled dig at the Dutchman'. Van Persie had made comments to Dutch television earlier in the week regarding teammates running into space he wanted to be in.
Without your teammates you can't be somebody in football, always be thankful... http://t.co/HMTuQsoSFX— Chicharito Hernandez (@CH14_) February 27, 2014
The post, while seemingly innocent, was construed as a further sign of dressing room unrest at Old Trafford, with United looking on the pitch every inch a team who are falling apart - even if Chicharito's intention was to display the very opposite. Van Persie's comments in midweek themselves were unwise, and in light of them, in hindsight Hernandez should perhaps have thought about how his words could be twisted.
Clearly agitated by the way his comment had been reported, Hernandez took to Twitter before he went to bed, stating he needed to state his case and clarify his words before sleeping.
Before I go to sleep, I need to put this cause things get a little out of context…— Chicharito Hernandez (@CH14_) February 27, 2014
Why do the press always take comments out of context, my comment on Instagram had nothing to do with RVP. We are great teammates working for— Chicharito Hernandez (@CH14_) February 27, 2014
the same goal, the TEAM! & Cause the team isn’t doing as well as we’d like everyone just wants to make everything look like a bad thing!— Chicharito Hernandez (@CH14_) February 27, 2014