Javier Hernandez has thanked Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho for his praise during his unveiling at West Ham United. The former Red Devil joined the Hammers from Bayer Leverkusen earlier this week after they paid up a fee of £16m.
Mourinho recently admitted that he would have welcomed Hernandez back at Old Trafford, but he opted to go for a different option with Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford providing youth and experience.
During his unveiling, Hernandez was appreciative of Mourinho’s comments but insisted that has evolved a lot since his switch from Manchester United in 2015.
“I say thank you to Mourinho and all the people around Man United that speak about myself and my qualities. I have evolved a lot since I left Man United but I would prefer to show it rather than just talk about it,” he said in his first press conference.
West Ham United will start their Premier League campaign with a game at Old Trafford on August 13, and Hernandez is focused on earning all three points for the Hammers against his ex-club.
He added: “I am going back to my old club and my old house in Old Trafford. I am 100 per cent to help my team win the three points and start the season on the right foot.”
The Mexico international is said to have also received offers from Italy and Spain, but he decided to make a switch back to the Premier League, where he initially shaped up his career with the Red Devils.
Hernandez, who is Mexico’s all-time goalscorer, was largely called upon as a substitute during his time at Old Trafford, but he still managed a credible tally of 59 goals in 157 outings between 2010 and 2015.