Man Utd goal-scoring legend teases 'Europe' transfer at 35 - absolutely loves Red Devils

The Mexican striker has put himself in the shop window with a social media update on his injury and desire to keep playing football.
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Manchester United legend Javier Hernandez has teased a return to Europe after being released by MLS side LA Galaxy. The 35-year-old has shared his determination to carry on playing football despite recent injury struggles and is 'evaluating projects' in Europe as it stands.

Transfer guru Fabrizio Romano quoted the star, who is also considering a move back home to Mexico, staying in the MLS and clubs in Saudi Arabia. Hernandez said: "I came back stronger, more resilient and eager to continue enjoying football. My knee is great."

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Hernandez, fondly known as Chicharito, spent three years in Los Angeles, bagging 39 goals in 93 matches but suffered an injury to his anterior cruciate ligament during a 3-2 defeat to Real Salt Lake in June. That setback proved to be the striker's last game for the club.

The ex-Red Devil appeared to be informing the footballing world that he had recovered from that injury and putting himself in the shop window. As well as spending five years at Old Trafford, winning two Premier League titles in the process, Hernandez has played for West Ham, Real Madrid, Bayer Leverkusen and Sevilla, where he won the Europa League in 2020.

The talisman's breakthrough at United came under Sir Alex Ferguson after he was scouted by the club while playing in Mexico in 2009. The following year he put pen to paper at Old Trafford and went on to enjoy a memorable period in the North West. He scored 59 goals and provided 20 assists in 157 games for United after kicking off his career at the club with a goal in a 3-1 win over Chelsea in the Community Shield in 2010.

Upon leaving LA Galaxy this year, Hernandez wrote on Instagram: "Life becomes exciting when you allow yourself to change and evolve to new challenges. Thanks to everyone who was involved in my journey these 4 years. Thank you for everything @lagalaxy.”

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Replying to the post, many United fans wished the star well, with some even suggesting they were 'not joking' by inviting him back to Old Trafford.

The striker holds the Red Devils close to his heart and recently reflected on his love of playing under Sir Alex. He told Paramount+: "I always said that what I learned most from him was how he treated his players and to achieve that he had to know his players.

Chicharito became a fan favourite at Old Trafford (Image: Getty Images)Chicharito became a fan favourite at Old Trafford (Image: Getty Images)
Chicharito became a fan favourite at Old Trafford (Image: Getty Images)

"In order to manage a team as large as the ones I was in, you have to understand that not all of them are the same and not all of them work in the same way. But the management he had when I was there was spectacular. And that’s why we won all the leagues we won.

"We were close to a Champions League and also won other tournaments. He knew his players authentically, not only as footballers, he knew us deeply, and our families too. That a person like Sir Alex Ferguson, with so much time in football, such a winner, and being the best in history, is so human and has time to get to know everyone, is what I learned the most from him"

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