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Watch: Rio Ferdinand Explains Why Chicharito's Time At Man Utd Didn't Work Out

Mikey Traynor
By Mikey Traynor
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While he missed a golden chance to secure all three points for Bayer Leverkusen against Spurs in the Champions League on Tuesday night, Chicharito is absolutely loved in Germany as his goalscoring record since joining last season is outstanding.

He's hit five in six games already this season to resume where he left off after a fantastic debut campaign for Leverkusen, but last season his name was repeatedly brought up whenever Man Utd failed to score as they let a proven goalscorer leave the club.

But why? It's clear Louis Van Gaal didn't rate him, as many will remember the look he gave Ryan Giggs after Hernandez missed a penalty in the Champions League qualifiers, but Rio Ferdinand has a theory.


Ferdinand believes that constantly being behind another striker, either Wayne Rooney or Robin Van Persie, in the pecking order badly affected his confidence, as he explained to Gary Lineker.

The Diego Forlan comparison is an interesting one, although Javier Hernadez did far more for United than the Uruguayan.

It's clear that Ferdinand rates him extremely highly from training with him every day, so nobody can question Chicharito's credentials as a top striker, but there will apparently always be a case of what might have been when it comes to his time at Manchester United.


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