Since his shift to Germany, Hernandez has scored 18 goals in 21 appearances in all competitions due to the confidence instilled in him by Roger Schmidt that was clearly not evident with van Gaal.
"I spoke with van Gaal and he said that I only had a one per cent chance of playing in my position, so I headed to Bayer," Chicharito said in an interview with 'Movistar' as reported by Marca.
"I felt confident from the very first day. I feel important, not just because of my goals, but because I feel that I'll start every game."
Hernandez spent five years United where he won two Premier League titles with the Red Devils.