Chicharito bemoans lost opportunities

Bayer 04 Leverkusen striker Javier Hernandez has criticised former clubs Manchester United and Real Madrid for not trusting him enough to lead the line.

The Mexico international has enjoyed one of his best seasons to date as Leverkusen number-one marksman, which he rarely got at Old Trafford or the Santiago Bernabeu.

After scoring 26 goals in all competitions for the Bundesliga outfit, ‘Chicharito’ feels it’s all down to being able to create a level of consistency when receiving regular game-time.

“If I had more opportunities in Manchester United or Real Madrid I could have been the star,” he told FourFourTwo. “I’ve never had the chance to play 20 games in a row.

“At Real Madrid I started 12 games and I scored nine goals. At Leverkusen, I started 37 games and I scored 26 goals. The difference is that at Leverkusen they want me on the pitch. The others didn’t.”