Chicharito: Van Gaal said I had 1% chance of playing.

Former Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez has said that he left for Bayer Leverkusen because the current United manager Louis Van Gaal gave him little assurance that he would play for the Red Devils.

The Mexican left United in the summer after returning from a loan spell with La Liga giants Real Madrid.

Hernandez, who is in flying form for the Bundesliga side is currently the top scorer for Leverkusen with 18 goals in all competitions already.

The Daily Mail reported him saying: 'I didn't have the intention to leave but I wanted more playing time. Van Gaal told me that he already had his strikers, that I would have to fight for a place but could take an offer if an opportunity arrives.

'The board told me that I could go on loan to Real Madrid and it was not a difficult decision for me.

'Then I returned to Manchester. I started to have opportunities but one day I spoke with Van Gaal and I had only a one per cent chance of playing so I needed to make magic. So I moved to Bayer.'


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