Luka Modric has sent a message to West Ham United striker Javier Hernandez after the Mexican striker sent a heartfelt message to Manchester United fans following Saturday’s 2-1 defeat at Old Trafford.
Hernandez, 30, spent five years on the books at Old Trafford, though his final year was spent on loan at Real Madrid during the 2014-15 season. It is where he played alongside former Tottenham ace Modric.
Saturday saw Hernandez return to Old Trafford for just the second time, and he was given a standing ovation by the home fans for his display. He scored 59 goals in 157 games for Manchester United.
The 106-time Mexico international posted on Instagram, thanking Manchester United fans for their reception when he was substituted after 73 minutes. Modric replied, stating he deserves it.
Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea and Hammers striker Lucas Perez also commented.
Hernandez obviously still has a strong connection with Manchester United. But it is his future at West Ham that remains in doubt – with his contract ending in June 2020.
It will be an interesting summer for the pocket-sized striker, who attracted interest from Spain in the January window. Just eight goals this season is a sign of another frustrating season.
Do West Ham need Hernandez? Given he earns a whopping £140,000 a week, they may feel they can get more value for their money. This summer will tell.