Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osario says that Javier Hernandez made the right decision to leave Manchester United in the summer and join Bayer Leverkusen.
Hernandez left United in the summer after not getting the amount of game time which he wanted, and has netted 11 goals in 14 Bundesliga games so far; the Mexico coach feels the the move was an astute one.
Osario, speaking to Bild, said: “Joining Leverkusen was a very good decision, he again showed that he is capable of making the right calls.” The striker, in the last couple of years at United, didn’t get the games he needed, and therefore had to look into getting a move away to help himself with national team selection.
Hernandez’s move to Leverkusen has been great for both the German side and the player.
Osario continued to say “the club, the team, the fans they are all enjoying his quality” as he is a player who will grab a goal from nowhere. That’s what he did while at United, and Osario says he always knew he “had the quality to become a great striker” and will only improve.
United fans were left shocked by Louis van Gaal’s decision to let Hernandez leave the club in the summer, as they knew the team lacked goals. United have only scored 28 goals in 22 Premier League games this season, and they felt Hernandez could have done a job this year for United.
The Mexico coach feels that there are “a few real strikers out there who can score great goals, and he is among the world’s best”. That was in relation to his ability for getting goals in crucial points in the game and with interesting growing from a few clubs, a continuation of goalscoring form in Leverkusen could come back to bite van Gaal.
Osario says that Hernandez already “showed his potential when he just moved to Europe and he is now showing what he can do“. It is something which makes people wonder why the Mexican and Van Gaal never got along, as he seems to be typical kind of striker that Van Gaal would have liked in his team.