Javier Hernández Posts Touching Message To Manchester United Fans After Receiving A Standing Ovation
Javier Hernández has shared a heartfelt message with Manchester United fans after returning to Old Trafford on Saturday in West Ham United's 2-1 defeat.
The 30-year-old Mexican striker spent five years at the Red Devils -- one of those seasons was on loan at Real Madrid, though -- but the club still holds a special place in Chicharito's heart.
"It's difficult to find the words to describe the feeling getting off the pitch today," he wrote on Instagram.
"[Manchester United] will be always a very special club for me and my family. Coming back to Old Trafford and to [have] a standing ovation is not easy to digest... thank you to all the Manchester United fans today for doing that.
"A day I will never forget. Hopefully, United can get back winning Premier Leagues and Champions Leagues soon for the deserving fans, players and staff.
"Once again, thank you very much and good luck in the future! Love you all!"
As expected, Hernández's touching message has resonated with many United fans.
"Aw, hope he comes back home," one fan wrote on the ex-United striker's post.
Someone else said: "Forever in our heart, Chicha. Once a red, always a red."
A third responded: "The best finisher that [Manchester United] have [had] for my generation. Unbelievable finishing during the tenure. All the best [to] you, Chica!"
A fourth added: "Wish he'd never been sold."
United bounced back from their first-leg Champions League quarter-final defeat to Barcelona earlier in the week to pick up a 2-1 victory over West Ham.
While it was far from the most convincing wins for the Red Devils, Paul Pogba opened the scoring in the first half when he fired in a penalty.
Felipe Anderson pulled one back for Manuel Pellegrini's men in the second half, but the United midfielder completed his brace when he once again found the back of the net from the spot kick.
The 26-year-old World Cup-winning Frenchman also revealed after the match why he had changed his run-up technique for penalties.
United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjær was well aware how lucky his side were after their performance against the Hammers.
"[We were] lucky it wasn't Barcelona, but West Ham played well, played better than us," he told BBC Sport.
"We have one of the best goalkeepers in the world. That save is unbelievable.
"He won us the game because at 2-1 we would have struggled to create enough.
"We got away with it, got three points. In a few years, no-one will remember how we played if we finished in the top four."
Solskjær will now be turning his attention to his side's crucial second-leg clash with Barcelona in the Champions League when they travel to the Camp Nou on Tuesday.
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