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Published: 14:30 | 1/6/16

Hernadez rues lack of opportunity at United


Javier Hernandez believes he could have been a star player for Manchester United had he been given enough time to prove himself.

Hernandez won the Premier League with United in 2011 and 2013 but he struggled for game time following Sir Alex Ferguson's retirement.

After spending a season on loan at Real Madrid, the Mexico international was sold to Bayer Leverkusen last summer and he proved a hit in the Bundesliga, scoring 25 goals in 28 games for the club.

The 28-year-old feels he could have been a big star for both United and Real had he been given the opportunity.

“If I’d had more chances at United or Real, I’d probably have been ‘the star’ there as well – we’ll never know," Hernandez told FourFourTwo.

"I didn’t have the chance. I never had the chance to play 20 games in a row so people could say: ‘He’s a good player who should stay’ or ‘He can’t be the star – he’s not a good player’.

“Ask the United fans. The numbers are there. I started only 85 games at United and I scored 60 goals [in total]. At Real, I started just 12 games and scored nine goals. At Leverkusen I’ve started 37 games and I have 26 goals.

"The difference is that Leverkusen want me on the pitch. The others didn’t.”

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