Rio Ferdinand says Javier Hernandez should get another chance at Manchester United

Javier Hernandez

Rio Ferdinand hopes that West Ham United-linked Javier Hernandez stays at Manchester United.

Rio Ferdinand has written in The Sun that Manchester United should retain the services of Javier Hernandez for the 2015-16 campaign.

The Mexico international striker has been on the books of United since 2010, but he has struggled to impress manager Louis van Gaal.

The 27-year-old was sent out on loan to Spanish giants Real Madrid last season and is now back at Old Trafford.

Former United defender Ferdinand believes that United should use Hernandez this season with fellow strikers Robin van Persie and Radamel Falcao gone.

“It’s being said United need another striker but I feel Chicharito should get another chance to prove himself,” the former West Ham United, Leeds United and Queens Park Rangers centre-back wrote in The Sun.

“I loved playing with him when I was at United. He has great movement and is a fantastic lad to have in the dressing room. He’s become the forgotten man but in the few games he played on loan at Real last season he did well.”

Hernandez is a very good striker and has proved that he can be success in the Premier League.

The Mexican is a mobile player who is powerful with his shots and has loads of experience.

Even last season when he struggled for playing time at Madrid, Hernandez scored seven goals, provided four assists, had a pass accuracy of 82% and a shot accuracy of 64%.

Hernandez has been linked with a move to West Ham this summer, with The Daily Mail claiming last month that the London outfit were preparing a bid of £8 million for the services of the former Guadalajara star.

If Hernandez does leave for West Ham, then it will be United’s loss and the Hammers’ gain.

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