Ryan Giggs: Javier Hernandez was the perfect centre-forward

Ryan Giggs: Javier Hernandez was the perfect centre-forward

Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs has explained why Javier Hernandez was the perfect centre-forward during his time at the club.

The Mexican international was known as a traditional poacher and quickly became a fan favourite after securing several crucial goals.

Unfortunately Hernandez’s time at United came to an end under Louis van Gaal‘s era with even Jose Mourinho admitting he never would’ve sold the player had he been the manager at the time.

The out and out striker is back in England with West Ham but has hinted at a desire to leave the London club.

Giggs, who played alongside Javier, believes he was the perfect striker simply because he was always in the right place at the right time.

According to ESPN, Ryan said: “He’s a very good player, he was a great teammate for someone who liked to make goals like myself.

“He was the perfect center-forward because he was always in goal-scoring positions. And [he was] a great character to have in the squad.

“It helped that he spoke English, so it made him settle right away and in his first season he was tremendous.

“We got to the Champions League final and he made a big impact and was a huge favorite at Manchester United with the players and with the fans.”

Ryan, currently manager of Wales will soon face off against Mexico in a friendly match while other nations warm up for the World Cup.

Many Red Devils’ fans hope that the Welsh legend can have a successful stint with his nation so that he can return to the club as a top manager.

Mourinho is unlikely to remain at Old Trafford in the long run as he has a tendency to stay at clubs only for a short while.

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