Jose Mourinho says Javier Hernandez would already have 20 goals this season if he was still a Manchester United player. United are 20 matches unbeaten in the Premier League but have drawn half of those, and their tally of 43 goals is 10 lower than any other side in the top seven.
Mourinho is on record as saying he would have kept Hernandez, who was sold to Bayer Leverkusen during Louis van Gaal’s time in charge.
“In the way we play at Old Trafford, in the way we dominate opponents in the way we play in their box, I think Chicharito would have 20 goals easy. Even coming from the bench for the last 10 or 20 minutes, he will have 20 goals,” said Mourinho.
“He is a guy that naturally the ball comes, rebound here, rebounds there, boom – goal. The goalkeeper saves, he goes there, tap in – goal. The cross is coming, he anticipates the first post header – goal.
“And not even coming from the bench, we have this kind of player that scores 10, 15 goals and gives you 10 or 15 more points.