Robbie Fowler questions 'strange' transfer of Manchester United striker

Javier Hernandez tells Mexico team mate to stay down

The Liverpool legend can't understand why Javier Hernandez is choosing to move to Real Madrid's 'bench.'

For Javier Hernandez, his Deadline-Day move from Manchester United to Real Madrid was 'a dream come true.'

Former Liverpool striker Robbie Fowler sees it rather differently, however...

Indeed, Fowler has questioned the 'strange' transfer, saying he doesn't understand why the Mexico striker would deliberately choose to sit on the bench at another club.

Hernandez had fallen out of favour at Man United but was given a chance by new boss Louis van Gaal.

Yes, Van Gaal had even started the the 26-year-old in United's first Premier League match of the season.

That game, though, ended in a 2-1 draw at Swansea City - and Hernandez ended up taking just 14 touches of the ball.

Enough was enough, decided Van Gaal, and off the Mexican went to Madrid.

But, at Real, manager Carlo Ancelotti already has an abundance of attacking options. Karim Benzema can play up front or down the left for the Champions League winners, while James Rodriguez, Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and more provide competition for forward places at the Bernabeu.

Hence Fowler's claim that Hernandez is simple trading one bench for another. Will the 26-year-old end up regretting the move?

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