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Bayer Leverkusen ace Hernandez could not find rhythm at Man Utd

Bayer Leverkusen striker Javier Hernandez believes a lack of consistent first team action stopped him from reaching his full potential during his time at Manchester United.

Hernandez has already scored 19 goals for Leverkusen this campaign, after leaving Old Trafford for £7.3million this summer.

The 27-year-old was often looked at as a bit-part player by United boss Louis van Gaal, but is relishing the opportunity to play a more vital role in Germany.

"What I was missing in the last two or three years, it was like I was playing sometimes and then returning to the bench," Hernandez said.

"But now that I am playing most of the game or almost all of my games here in my club, that's what I need.

"Because people sometimes think the confidence is with goals, but I don't think like that.

"I think confidence is to play day-by-day, to get rhythm."

Gerard Laws
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