18-goal striker blasts Man United boss for selling him during the summer

Bayer Leverkusen star Javier Hernandez has blasted Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal for letting him go during the summer, according to reports from talkSPORT.

Hernandez was sold to Bayer back in August via a £8.75million deal following the arrival of Anthony Martial from Monaco, with the Mexico international being told that he will not be playing a big part for the Red Devils.

However, ‘Chicharito’ has been in amazing form for the Bundesliga club this season, scoring a staggering 18 goals in just 21 games so far in the current campaign.

Meanwhile, Man United have struggled to score goals, with the club on a five-game winless streak following their 2-1 loss to Bournemouth on Saturday.

And during an interview with Spanish publication Marca, the attacker revealed that Van Gaal informed him he would only have a 1% chance of playing as a striker.

Hernandez said: “I spoke with Van Gaal and he said that I only had a one per cent chance of playing in my position, so I headed to Bayer.

“I felt confident from the very first day. I feel important, not just because of my goals, but because I feel that I’ll start every game”.

The 27-year-old spent also spent the previous campaign on loan with Real Madrid, meaning Hernandez never got a season to play for Van Gaal.