Mexico manager: Chicharito 'benefited' leaving Manchester Utd

Javier Hernandez

Mexico national team head-coach Miguel Herrera has told press that Javier Hernandez has benefited from leaving Manchester United for Real Madrid.

According to South American newspaper El Nuevo Herald, on-loan Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez has returned to the Mexican set-up in a much better place – something the national team head-coach agrees with.

‘’I see well, very happy, I think it is a change that has benefited,’’ Mexico coach Miguel Herrera said Wednesday.

‘’He always has a great delivery, but now I see it with great gusto and desire.’’

Javier Hernandez was ultimately pushed down the pecking order at Old Trafford, slowly over the course of a couple of years. During the Mexican’s ‘golden’ years at Manchester United he was considered one of the most under-used players in the Premier League, and many people tipped him as a top-level striker.

Manchester United, however, carried on adding attacking players to their side during the transfer windows, with the biggest influx of talent coming this summer.

Wayne Rooney, Robin van Persie, Danny Welbeck and James Wilson were already in a fierce competition with Hernandez for a first-team place, and when Falcao arrived it pretty much put the writing on the wall for the Mexican, and Danny Welbeck for that matter.

As a well-respected player in world football, Hernandez found it easy to entice a new club to take a chance on him. Real Madrid made a loan offer for the 26-year-old and off Chicarito went, with many predicting a lot more bench time for the player.

Nevertheless, in three sub appearances for Real Madrid, the revitalised striker has found the net on two occasions. An attribute well associated with the former Guadalajara player during his time in Premier League football.

For now, Javier Hernandez will no-doubt be desperate to repay the faith shown in him by the manager and Mexican supporters after what was a fairly poor World Cup for him.

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