Javier Hernandez may have struggled to make Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal take a shine to him, but Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti is ‘happy’ with him.
The Mexico international striker failed to convince Van Gaal that he could play an important role in the Red Devils’ 2014-15 campaign and was loaned out to Madrid on transfer deadline day for this season.
Hernandez has yet to start a game for the 2014 Champions League winners, but he has already been among the goals. The 26-year-old came off the bench against Deportiivo La Coruna away from home in La Liga on Saturday and scored twice – both were stunners.
‘Chicharito’ is now in line to make his first start for Madrid when they take on Elche at the Santiago Bernabeu in La Liga on Tuesday. Although Ancelotti did not explicitly confirm his decision, he did suggest that changes will be made in the starting line-up and praised the Mexican striker.
Hernandez himself looked happy during Madrid’s training session on Monday and seemed full of life as he went through the drills with the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and James Rodriguez.