Javier Hernandez admits he’s glad he left Manchester United

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Bayer Leverkusen striker Javier Hernandez has opened up on his exit from Manchester United over the summer, saying that the lack of playing time he received hindered his progress, according to the Metro.

The Mexican international joined the Bundesliga giants in a £7million deal over the summer after being told that he was surplus to requirements at Old Trafford by manager Louis van Gaal.

However, he has proved his critics wrong by banging in a stunning 20 goals in his first 21 games at the club, going on to show why van Gaal was wrong to let him go.

But speaking with the Orlando Sentinel, he admitted that leaving from probably the best thing for his career after he’d suffered a lack of confidence on the United bench.

“What I was missing in the last two or three years, it was like I was playing sometimes and then returning to the bench,” he said.

“But now that I am playing most of the game or almost all of my games here in my club, that’s what I need.

“Because people sometimes think the confidence is with goals, but I don’t think like that. I think confidence is to play day-by-day, to get rhythm.”

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