Javier Hernandez has sent Jose Mourinho a message after joining West Ham United earlier this week, insisting he was determined on wreaking havoc at Old Trafford on August 13.
The Mexican left Old Trafford for a criminally low fee of £7.3m back in 2015 after falling out of favour under Louis van Gaal and went on to claim 26 goals for Bayer Leverkusen in his first season.
He has returned to the Premier League this summer, signing for West Ham for £16m, and will make his debut at Old Trafford on the opening weekend of the season.
And Hernandez, looking ahead to the clash, was notably excited to once again play at Old Trafford following his spell in Germany.
“I say thank you to Mourinho and all the people around Man United that speak about myself and my qualities,” he said.
“I am going back to my old club and my old house in Old Trafford. I am 100 per cent to help my team win the three points and start the season on the right foot.
“I have evolved a lot since I left Man United but I would prefer to show it rather than just talk about it.
“I wanted to challenge myself again. That’s the way I am and I want to improve as a person and as a footballer.”
“I had other options in Spain, two in Italy. The last two transfers I made on the lasts day of it, now this was more calm. I wanted to be here and hopefully I can have a very good season.”
Mourinho publicly stated that, had he been United manager at the time, Hernandez wouldn’t have been ushered out of the club in such ruthless fashion.
He would have probably agonised over his predecessor’s decision to bin off the 29-year-old during a debut campaign that saw his side create innumerable chances, only for nobody to get on the end of them – something the Little Pea made his own specialist practice during his time at Old Trafford.