Departing Manchester United forward explains why he left Old Trafford

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Ex-Manchester United frontman Javier Hernandez has explained why he left Old Trafford, after sealing a move to Bayer Leverkusen.

The Mexico international completed a move to the Bundesliga side on Monday, switching for £8 million according to The Guardian, and agreeing a three-year contract [also via The Guardian].

The striker moves to the German side to replace Son Heung-min, who completed a £22 million move to Tottenham Hotspur earlier in the window [via The Guardian].

Hernandez spent least season on Real Madrid, but despite scoring a series of important goals, the Spanish giants opted not to make the Central American’s move permanent [Daily Mail].

After that, a series of clubs, including West Ham United, Tottenham Hotspur [both Independent] and Orlando City Soccer Club [Orlando Sentinel] were all linked to the player, although Louis van Gaal intimated that Chicharito would have a role to play at Old Trafford this season [Express].

Subsequently, however, there has been a transfer u-turn, with Hernandez finally being shown the door following a series of unconvincing cameos this season.

Speaking in a press conference in Tuesday after his move [as per The Guardian], Chicharito explained why he opted to leave United.

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“I want to go back to feeling important and happy,” Hernandez began.

“I want to find happiness. Bayer made me feel important and loved and coming here was not a difficult decision to make. They made me feel wanted.

“I want to help and achieve important things. I have felt very loved. I hope to accomplish things in my head and in my heart.”

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