Jose Mourinho Hints At Old Trafford Return For Chicharito
Jose Mourinho is a man who very rarely says something without purpose, whether you like him or not when it comes to spinning things in the media he generally knows what he's doing. So his words about Javier Hernandez yesterday are particularly interesting.
Mourinho often likes to talk about referees or small incidents in the game to cause controversy and take most of the interest away from his players when they've underperformed, as they have on far too many occasions this season.
Recently the Manchester United manager has opened a pretty one sided war of words against his own left back Luke Shaw, even criticising the young defender when he came on and won the game saving penalty in mid week against Everton.
Luke Shaw apparently isn't intelligent enough to play without Mourinho telling him what to do. Image: PA Images
So Jose's press conference on Friday afternoon, in the build up to Sunday's game against bottom side Sunderland, will have quite a lot of Manchester United fans interested.
Talking about his side's way of playing he pretty much out of nowhere name checked former United striker Javier Hernandez which has quite a few people thinking it's a hint at a summer transfer move:
Talking about how unlucky his side have been all season the former Real Madrid manager said, "I think clearly if you go for Paul Pogba, the number of times he's hit the posts are almost Guinness Book of Records.
"Some of those would have been amazing goals. I remember a couple of direct free-kicks hitting the post, we've seen lots of beautiful actions. It's not a problem of quality at all, it's a problem of luck.
"They are good players, they are creative players, they can create, but naturally they are not the kind of guy that is a killer.
"I give a simple example. In the way we play at Old Trafford, in the way we dominate opponents in the way we play in the box, I think Chicharito would have 20 goals easy, even coming from the bench for the last 10 or 20 minutes."
Chicharito had a handy knack of scoring some big goals for United. Image: PA Images.
The Mexican striker, now playing for Bayer Leverkusen, previously played at Old Trafford between 2010 and 2015. The 28 year old was a bit of a fan favourite and shone under Sir Alex Ferguson, especially in his first season.
After a year long loan to Real Madrid he returned to Manchester under Louis van Gaal but poor early season form and a missed penalty in a European game saw him sold to Germany.
Would United fans want him back?