Manchester United legend Gordon Hill says that the club should give another chance to Mexico striker Javier Hernandez.
Hill, speaking exclusively on the RetroUnited.com podcast last week, confessed that he is a big fan of the forward who spent most of last season on loan at Real Madrid. And with talk of the Reds being offered Karim Benzema in the proposed David De Gea transfer, ‘Merlin’ suggests that ‘Chicharito’ ought to be given another go.
‘He’s 27, is usually injury free, and plays plenty of games,’ says Hill. If you were looking for a new striker, you’d think that Hernandez wouldn’t be a bad gamble for £10m. We don’t have a complete header of the ball at United and he’s very, very good in the air.He’s a hard worker and a tough little character. He fights for everything. He’s very lively. I’d pull him back to United in a heartbeat.’
‘He really should have got more games at United and didn’t get the look in he deserves. He should be back in the fold. We’ve got him, why give him away?’
Hernandez reportedly praised incoming Real Madrid boss Rafael Benitez over the weekend after scoring 9 goals in 33 games at the Bernabeu in 2014/2015, winning a FIFA World Club Cup’ winners medal in the process.
His record at Manchester United is 59 goals in 154 games, although he scored just four league goals in that ill-fated season under David Moyes.