The 29-year-old was leading the line for Mexico in the Confederations Cup group match against Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal, and his brilliant bullet header in the first-half showed the kind of guile, movement and skill that has been lacking up-front for the Red Devils in recent years.
— Kenji Ching (@kenjiching) June 18, 2017
Hernandez was a fan favourite during his first spell at Old Trafford between 2010 and 2015, but was sold by Louis van Gaal, who clearly didn’t share the supporters’ same enthusiasm.
He’s currently playing for Bayer Leverkusen in the German Bundesliga, but if Jose Mourinho checks social media, he’ll see what everybody is pining for:
Seeing Hernandez play, just proves what a monumental cock up it was by LVG to sell him. RvP in that category too. He was killing the club.
— Drawty Devil (@DrawtyDevil) June 18, 2017
Watching Hernandez would have him back as a back up striker too. Movement in the box is as deadly as a fox in a chicken hut
— The United Stand (@UnitedStandMUFC) June 18, 2017
Hernandez scoring against European champions whilst Morata can't get a game for Spain ahead of a Brazilian bloke. Know which I'd rather have
— Mike (@MikeLUHG) June 18, 2017
— Full Time Reds (@FULLTIMEREDS) June 18, 2017
— Aaron Mitchell (@aaronleemitchel) June 18, 2017
Certainly miss Hernandez and what he gave us. The treatment he got for missing a pen in game were winning 4 nil was a fucking disgrace.
— MadMaximus (@MadMaximusUtd) June 18, 2017
In hindsight it could have been an good idea to keep Hernandez, but when Falcao replaced him you couldn't find ONE fan who disagreed. #MUFC
— MerlinUnited (@MerlinUnited) June 18, 2017
Gotta be honest was a big fan of Hernandez in the Premier League, natural goal scorer. Which Man Utd manager was it that sold him?
— CheekySport Joel (@joelbeya2) June 18, 2017
— Steven ⚽️ ?? (@steleigh) June 18, 2017
During last season, Mourinho claimed Hernandez wouldn’t have been sold on his watch, and with United in the market for a striker, could he really come back?
What do you think?