Decision to appoint Moyes is "still haunting" Manchester United, says Chicharito.

Updated: Jun 1

Decision to appoint Moyes is "still haunting" Manchester United. 

Chicharito played more than 150 games for United between 2010 and 2015. [Getty]

Javier Hernandez says Manchester United made a mistake appointing David Moyes as Sir Alex Ferguson's successor in 2013.

The former United striker nicknamed “Little Pea” believes the 20-time champions are still suffering from Moyes’ era at the Theatre of Dreams.

Moyes put pen to paper on a six-year deal at Old Trafford after legendary boss Ferguson announced his retirement in 2013, but the former Everton coach was sacked just after 10 months at the helm.

"To be honest, we didn't have any thing personal – Moyes and myself – but it was a mistake that they took him," the LA Galaxy forward Hernandez told Rio Ferdinand on The Locker Room on Saturday.

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"It was a mistake. That was the first mistake that it's still haunting – not because of him, he's not a bad manager, but they thought they were going to take the replacement of the boss, of Sir Alex, so quick. It's impossible!

"Not until now. Even [Pep] Guardiola and [Jurgen] Klopp and [Jose] Mourinho are not at the level of Sir Alex yet.

"They're on the way trying to get there. Or [Johan] Cruyff, those kinds of managers. They're not there but they're trying to achieve that."

Manchester United are currently fifth in the Premier League, three points behind fourth-placed Chelsea.

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