Javier Hernandez has revealed that he still keeps in touch with his former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson.
Ferguson signed Hernandez in 2010 and the Mexican won two Premier League titles during his five years at Man United, one of which was spent on loan at Real Madrid.
However, Hernandez was deemed surplus to requirements by Louis van Gaal in the summer and he was sold to Bayer Leverkusen, where he has become one of the most prolific strikers in Europe. The forward insisted Ferguson is still “very important” to him.
“For me he is the best,” Hernandez said.
”He gave me the chance to make my dream come true, to play in Europe and then in one of the biggest clubs in football history. So, I’m glad I’m very happy [about] him. I always say that to him, on camera, and outside. For me, Sir Alex Ferguson is still very important in my life.
“I keep in touch. When we played in the Champions League before the Atletico Madrid game we texted. I saw him two games before, we have a lot of contact.
“When I was going to Real Madrid on loan I spoke to him in person. I went to his house and we spoke very well. We keep in contact as good as we can. [But] he has a lot of things to do with his family, that’s why he retired.”
Hernandez endeared himself to fans during his time at Old Trafford and it was sad to see him go, even more so when you consider his form since leaving.
However, what’s done is done, and it is important that United move on. With the emergence of Marcus Rashford in recent days, it seems as if United supporters have new heroes to cheer on.