Javier Hernandez may no longer be a Manchester United player, but the wounds of last season remain fresh.
Following the completion of his deadline day loan move to the Spanish capital, Hernandez was asked about the 2013/14 season at Old Trafford, a campaign that saw the Premier League champions finish in seventh position.
“Last season was pretty bad for all players of Manchester, not one.”
Hernandez struggled during United’s incredibly unsuccessful campaign, making just 24 league appearances with the majority coming from the bench. Hernandez also struggled to find the net, scoring a measly four goals. It’s clear that improvements will be needed if Madrid are to activate their option of making the loan move permanent next summer.
BREAKING: Javier Hernandez joins Real Madrid on a season-long loan. Real have first buying option on the striker at the end of the loan.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) September 1, 2014
Hernandez made it clear that he is not arriving at the Santiago Bernabeu to replicate the back-up role that he filled in at Old Trafford last season, with the former Guadalajara frontman stating his intent.
“I will give everything. Back up role? I come to play for Real Madrid. They will see a player who is going to deliver on the field.”
Hernandez appears ready to forget the ghosts of the David Moyes era and is already focused on settling into his new side. He has set his targets high and hopes to emulate Mexican legend Hugo Sanchez.
“Hugo Sanchez had a special career in Real Madrid, I come here to have my own. I know what it takes to wear the Real Madrid shirt. My new home is the Santiago Bernabeu.”
Hernandez could make his debut on September 13th when Real Madrid and their cross city rivals Atletico clash at the Bernabeu.