Before you delve more into this article I want to claim that this is completely an opinion piece.
When Javier “El Chicharito” Hernandez left Chivas, he left the Mexican League as a huge promise shifting into one of the best Premier League teams, Manchester United. The great, Sir Alex Ferguson was still the coach and everything seemed in order. But as we all know, the football world is always changing and nothing is really ever guaranteed even a contract.Ferguson retired and David Moyes became the replacement, in what many of us would consider a catastrophic season soon after Moyes came current coach, Louis Van Gaal.
But let’s cut to the chase shall we?
Chicharito was loaned to Real Madrid for one season, after the season was over he would come back to Manchester United or Real Madrid would have the opportunity to buy him, even though for most of the season Chicharito was mocked for being in the bench he did have his moments on the pitch and although he wasn’t a starter he did know how to make himself be known on the pitch. I remember that in one of these he’s in the Champions League, he helped Madrid advance to the next stage. Well once the season was over, it was clear there was no room for him to grow as a player in Real Madrid due to the fact that they already have so much talent. Once Chicharito returned to the Red Devils, it was also clear he did not fit in Van Gaal’s future plans.
Well, Chicharito will try his luck in the Bundesliga now, as he was acquired by the German team Bayer Leverkusen. Honestly, not a bad team to go to, better to be appreciated in another team than be neglected by your current one. We can agree to disagree but in my humble opinion, the only ones who truly appreciated the Mexican player were the fans, some of his teammates and Sir Alex Ferguson, other than that I don’t feel he ever truly fit into Van Gaal’s tactics. But now the challenge is new season, new team and new league. After a brief discussion with one of my friends, José, he brought up a really good point, the move from Manchester United is essential to his career, because it will help Hernandez grow as a player plus he will more than likely be a starter which is the opportunity every player hopes to achieve in their career.
So Chicharito Hernandez, good luck in your new journey and prove those haters wrong, after all you’re only 27!