Even at the time, Manchester United’s decision to let Javier Hernandez leave looked questionable. Yes, the Mexican had been shipped out on loan to Real Madrid through the previous campaign, and yes he’d rarely been a first-team regular since making his 2010 move across to England from Chivas Guadalajara, but if Hernandez brings one thing, it’s goals. And in football, goals win games.
Since then United have struggled to put the ball in the net, managing just 28 in the Premier League – the lowest return in the top eight – while ‘Chicharito’ has been doing what he does best in Germany with Bayer Leverkusen… finding the net with regularity. Hernandez has already notched 13 in the Bundesliga, and his all-round performances have been so noteworthy that he just won the division’s Player of the Month award for the THIRD time on the spin.
— Bundesliga (@Bundesliga_EN) February 1, 2016
That’s right, the man Louis van Gaal deemed surplus to requirements has been out-preforming players from both Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund on a consistent basis since the start of November.
Oi, LVG… you may have made a mistake!