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Mexico’s Javier Hernandez bids emotional farewell to Manchester United


Chicharito bagged a midweek brace against Norwich City, might we see the Mexican on Saturday?

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Mexican forward Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez has been reflecting on his career at Manchester United after “the little pea” transferred to Bayer Leverkusen earlier this week.

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Hernandez, 27, spent five years at Old Trafford but was loaned out to Real Madrid last season and has fell way down the pecking order at United after Louis van Gaal’s arrived last summer.

After arriving at Leverkusen permanently on a three-year deal, the Mexican national team forward will finally get the chance to become a regular for a team in the UEFA Champions League and a top four club in one of Europe’s top five leagues. That’s long overdue as his reputation as a super sub for United has seen him make most of his appearances off the bench, but he did have an impressive goalscoring record despite minuscule minutes with 57 goals in 159 appearances for the Red Devils.

Hernandez sent this message out on Instagram to reflect on his time at United, and thanked those who made it special as he moves on to a new adventure in Germany.

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