Chicharito couldn't sleep without clearing up RVP Instagram controversy

Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez has moved to deny taking a dig at Robin van Persie.

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.

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.


FIFA World Cup 2018FIFA 2018 World Cup Russia - click here for all of our coverage...

Register for MANCHESTER UNITED team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch