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I needed a change, insists Hernandez

I needed a change, insists Hernandez

Javier Hernandez feels move to Real Madrid was a change he needed

Mexican international Javier Hernandez insists the move to Real Madrid was a change he desperately needed, after the striker joined the Spanish side from Manchester United on a season long loan yesterday.

The 26-year-old did not feature in new boss Louis van Gaal’s plans and was asked to search for an alternate club, as the Dutchman looked to restructure the side and brought in new attacking reinforcements in the form of Angel Di Maria and Radamel Falcao.

Hernandez joined the Premier League club from Liga MX side Guadalajara in 2010, and had made 102 league appearances since his debut, netting the ball on 37 occasions. But he failed to establish himself as a first team regular, and made only six starts in his 24 appearances in the league last season.

With lack of first team football at the Theatre of Dreams, the player was speculated to a move away from Old Trafford all summer, and is delighted that the Whites gave him the opportunity he wanted.

“It is something that I needed a lot; a change. And what a better place than the world's best club, who have given me the opportunity, have believed in me and I want to take advantage of this”, the 66-times internationally capped player told Real Madrid’s official website.

“I know what it means to wear this shirt, the responsibility and all that it represents.

“I want the next matchday to come around so I can be involved and hopefully I can get the chance to do so in the best way possible”, he added.

Carlo Ancelotti’s side will take on La Liga’s defending champions Atletico Madrid in their next league game on 13th September.