Javier Hernandez is eager to prove with his performances that he deserves for his loan spell at Real Madrid to be made into a permanent move.
Speaking to ESPN, Chicharito said he was considered surplus to requirements at United after the arrival of Radamel Falcao and came to a mutual agreement to leave.
With four goals in seven appearances, the 26-year-old has started off very well in Madrid and is keen to move on from his time at United to become a regular once again.
“They thought I couldn’t help any more at United so we decided by mutual agreement that I would leave,” Hernandez said.
“It was difficult, although I had offers from other teams, but when I got the opportunity to come to Real Madrid I didn’t hesitate.
“It was the toughest challenge [I was offered] and the one that gave me the least chances [of first-team football], but these are the challenges I like and the ones I’ve worked for all my life. I dreamed of being here. I have the talent and I’ll work hard to show I belong at such a great institution. I hope some positive things happen, both to the club and myself.”
“I was received well here and I had played against some of my teammates either at the club or national level. Here is doesn’t matter where you come from. At the end of the day you are welcomed in the dressing room. From day one I have tried, without any disrespect to anyone else, to say to myself, ‘why not? I can play here, I can contribute and work with this team.”
In his first season Chicharito was a revelation and became one of only a select number of United players who were named the Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year in their first year with the club.
However, his influence diminished from his second season onwards and although he cropped up with occasional goals, it wasn’t enough to warrant a place in the first team squad under Van Gaal.
At this stage, with so many striking options in the current team and coming through the academy and loan spells, Chicharito’s exit this summer seems inevitable.