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Jose Mourinho admits Manchester United should have kept Javier Hernandez

Jose Mourinho has admitted that he would not have sold striker Javier Hernandez if he was the one to take over from Sir Alex Ferguson as Manchester United manager.

The 28-year-old forward spent one season under David Moyes but was loaned out to Spanish giants Real Madrid by Louis van Gaal for the full 2014/15 season.

Hernandez was then sold to Bundesliga outfit Bayer Leverkusen for just £7.3million.

However, current United boss Mourinho admitted that the Mexico international is one of the players he would have loved to have at his disposal for the Red Devils, when he was asked about Moyes’ difficult task in being Ferguson’s successor.

“I wouldn’t mind to be at a club with great expectations but to have Ryan Giggs and Chicarito [Javier Hernandez], I think [Nemanja] Vidic still in the team [as well as Patrice] Evra. I wouldn’t mind,” Mourinho said.

“I don’t feel it as a burden. I feel the great history of the club as only a positive thing and not negative things.

“The problem is, if you have the conditions the follow that success of history. And then that’s a different story.”

By Drew Darbyshire (@DarbySports)

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