Javier Hernandez may have struggled to make an impact at Manchester United in the past two or so years, but he will be a success at Real Madrid.
That’s the opinion of United goalkeeper David de Gea, who believes that the Mexico international striker will score goals frequently for the Spanish giants.
‘He is a great person, one of the best people I have met in football’, Football Espana quotes Spain international De Gea as saying. ‘He will do very good things in Madrid. He doesn’t play very often but he scores a lot of goals’.
Hernandez joined United from Mexican giants Guadalajara in the summer of 2010 aid much hype and expectation.
Although under Sir Alex Ferguson in his first two years at Old Trafford, the 26-year-old striker showed that he can make an impact, he has been fading away from first-team significance in the last couple of years.
Hernandez had a disappointing 2013-14 campaign under David Moyes and could make just six starts in the Premier League, leading to doubts on whether he would be able to make it to Mexico’s 23-man squad for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
With Louis van Gaal being appointed the new manager in May, Hernandez was always going to have a tough fight on his hands in convincing the Dutchman to retain his services.
Nevertheless, it came as a shock to many when it was announced on transfer deadline day that Madrid have swooped in and signed Chicharito from United on a season-long loan deal, with the option to buy him on a permanent contract next summer.
Hernandez is not guaranteed a place in Carlo Ancelotti’s starting line-up at Madrid, but he is likely to find less competition as he will be a back-up to Karim Benzema (click here to read more).
The Mexican is 26 years of age and his best years are ahead of him. Perhaps Hernandez will recover his old touch in the Spanish capital this season.