Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Javier Was Never in Mourinho's Plans

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Javier Was Never in Mourinho's Plans

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JOSE Mourinho never considered making an approach to sign Javier Hernandez.

The striker, 29, completed a £16m move to West Ham yesterday after two years with Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen and is destined to make his Hammers debut at Old Trafford in their Premier League opener.

United boss Mourinho gushed about the former Reds striker last season, declaring he would 'never' have sold the Mexico international, before adding the two-time title winner was a 'killer' who 'would have 20 goals easily, even coming from the bench for the last 10 or 20 minutes' at United last term.

After Hernandez completed his return to England, Mourinho was asked if he ever considered approaching the former United striker. He said: "No, because he left the club a few years ago. …

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