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07th Jan 2016

Javier Hernandez reveals why he’s turned into a goal machine since leaving Manchester United

Kevin McGillicuddy

Not a day goes by without Manchester United fans cursing the club’s treatment of Javier Hernandez.

The striker has been in incredible form since his full-time move away from his old club this summer, scoring 19 goals for Bayer Leverkusen this season.

He was deemed surplus to requirements in Louis van Gaal’s first season in charge at Old Trafford as he was sent on loan to Real Madrid, before the club sold him for £7.3m.

Real Madrid CF v Cornella - Copa Del Rey: Round of 32

The striker has been in sensational form, but it seems just one simple change had helped him become the goal machine that he inarguably now is.

Speaking to the Orlando Sentinel, the Mexican revealed the very  basic reason behind his non-stop goal-scoring exploits.

“What I was missing in the last two or three years, it was like I was playing sometimes and then returning to the bench. But now that I am playing most of the game or almost all of my games here in my club, that’s what I need.

“Because people sometimes think the confidence is with goals, but I don’t think like that. I think confidence is to play day-by-day, to get rhythm.”

Funny how playing lots of games hasn’t helped Wayne Rooney’s scoring form in recent months though, isn’t it?