Van Gaal absent from Hernandez’s farewell letter to Man Utd

Javier Hernandez has posted a farewell letter to Manchester United following his move to Bayer Leverkusen… but with one notable exclusion.

The striker ended a four-year spell at Old Trafford with an €11 million (£8m) move earlier this week and has thanked former United manager Sir Alex Ferguson and the club’s chief scout Jim Lawlor before giving a special mention to the supporters.

However, Louis van Gaal, along with Sir Alex’s immediate successor, David Moyes, were both glaring omissions.

Hernandez played just twice under the Dutchman last season – being hooked at half-time in the season-opening 2-1 loss to Swansea City before a full run out in the shock 4-0 loss to MK Dons in the League Cup.

The Mexico international was given few opportunities this term also, with three substitute appearances, which included missing a penalty in the recent 4-0 away win over Club Brugge in the Champions League play-off round.