Former Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez has offered to play for Manchester United for free if the Red Devils come for him.
Manchester United has been a shadow of itself since Sir Alex Ferguson retired and left his role as Manchester United coach. Nine years after the coach’s exit, the Old Trafford club is yet to clinch the Premier League title, a feat they achieved easily under Alex Ferguson.
Manchester United have even struggled to make it to the Champions League, and if they do, they rarely qualify from the group stage or go far in the knockouts.
Alex Ferguson left the Old Trafford club as one of the longest-serving managers in English football. He is two times World Best Coach, a one-time FIFA Club World Cup Winner, two times Champions League Winner, two times European Super Cup Winner, 13 times Premier League Champion, 4 times FA Cup, and 5 times Carling Cup Winner.
Manchester United has only laid its hands on three trophies since the departure of Alex Ferguson. They have won the FA Cup under Louis Van Gaal, and the League Cup and Europa League under Jose Mourinho. Manchester United’s problems have worsened over time, with a trophy drought after Jose Mourinho’s era.
New Manchester United manager Coach Erik Ten Hag assumed a new role as Manchester United manager with renewed hope and much optimism that the tides of misfortunes will be overturned.
The club enjoyed a brilliant preseason outing under the former Ajax manager, but the Premier League opener against Brighton at Old Trafford was a nightmare. The Red Devils slumped to a 2-1 defeat.
Based on that, Ten Hag has gone back to the transfer market to bolster a shambolic Man United team. With Frenkie de Jong deal on hold, the Eredivisie winner has raided the Serie A for new additions to the United’s squad.
An agreement has been reached with Juventus for Adrien Rabiot. Sergei Milinkovic-Savic of Lazio is also a prime target.
Amid United’s struggles, former Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez has opted to play for the Premier League club for free if he is being beckoned.
Hernandez, popularly known as Chicharito, admitted that he will be eager to join the Old Trafford club once again if beckoned to assist the team get back in shape.
Hernandez who acknowledged Man United’s dwindling fortunes since the exit of Alex Ferguson said the club is close to his heart and will be eager to play for the team for free if he is given the chance.
“If United came for me then I’d say ‘yes, I’ll play for free.’ Of course, you know, I’d do that”, he said.
“But I also want to be very respectful to my club. I am playing very consistently and in my mind, my conviction is all about winning a championship with LA Galaxy.”
Hernandez played for Manchester United between 2010 and 2015. In his five-year spell with the club, he won two Premier League titles under Sir Alex Ferguson. The 34-year-old currently plies his trade with MLS side, LA Galaxy.