Mourinho explains why he did not bring popular star back to Manchester United

Jose Mourinho has explained why he did not look to sign Javier Hernandez this summer despite his admiration for the player.

Javier Hernandez had managed to become a very popular figure among the Manchester United fans during his five year stay at Old Trafford and it would be fair to state that the club faithful were left baffled when the erratic Louis van Gaal decided to get rid of the Mexican in 2014.

Since moving on from United, Hernandez has consistently managed to find the back of the net for German side Bayer Leverkusen and ‘Chicharito’ recently completed his return to the Premier League by joining West Ham United on a £16million deal.

As United are short in numbers in the attacking areas, they could have well move for Hernandez as well and manager Jose Mourinho is a well known admirer of the 29-year-old.

Such a sensational return evidently did not happen and now Mourinho has explained why he passed up on the opportunity to bring back the striker to Old Trafford despite his clear appreciation of the player’s quality in front of goal.

When asked if he attempted to re-sign Hernandez, Mourinho said, “No, because he left the club a few years ago. I’m not sure that it was his decision or the manager’s decision.

“But he’s a good player, he’s a player that will always score goals, he is a player that I would always welcome in my squad because he doesn’t need many minutes on the pitch to score a goal.

“We moved in another direction in a younger player in Lukaku, and we have Rashford that can also be a striker, originally he’s a striker, so we didn’t feel that need. But no doubt for West Ham to get a player with his experience and quality is very, very good.”

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