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03rd Sep 2015

Chicharito’s parting message to Manchester United only adds to his legend


The Premier League will be a less cheerful place without Javier ‘Little Pea’ Hernandez.

Chicharito left Manchester United just before deadline day and has already made his Bayer Leverkusen debut.

The Mexican striker was a firm favourite of former boss Alex Ferguson and the United faithful.

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During his first three seasons with the club, under Ferguson, Hernandez scored 33 league goals in 72 appearances (30 starts). He was often used off the bench, to great effect.

He scored four goals in 24 appearances during David Moyes’ season at the helm.

Louis van Gaal afforded him only 67 minutes (two substitute outings) of Premier League playing time. For the bulk of last season, he was loaned out to Real Madrid.

It is noticeable, then, that Hernandez singles out Ferguson and Jim Lawlor – his chief scout – for thanks, in his farewell message to the club.

He also pays tribute to the fans, like the Mexican gent he is.