Despite the temporary nature of Javier Hernandez's deal at Real Madrid, the Mexican may be an unlikely player to return to Manchester United after the hit-man spoke out over the lack of confidence the Old Trafford management had in him.
Regardless of his inability to win over the coaches at Manchester United, Hernandez's self-belief never took a knock as all the 26-year-old had to do was look at his statistics… not just his goals tally, but minutes per goal and his knack for being an impact sub.
Now he is determined to cut it at Real Madrid.
"I really want to make the most of my time here," he said, as quoted by Claro Sports. "Any footballer dreams about joining Real Madrid. I know I'm here for a reason. The statistics support me, I'm a good player and a good person."
Of all the players to make him feel most welcome at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, it is a former Manchester United great who was key.
"Cristiano [Ronaldo] has treated me very well and we can discuss many things that we have in common. We both played for United and speak about lots of things."
On his time at Old Trafford, he said: "There was no confidence. I remained patient and that's why I'm here today. It was a very tough year especially because they didn't believe in me.
"I had the chance to meet Ancelotti when he was Chelsea coach. The faith he has in his players motivates me and makes me work hard."