Javier Hernandez
Mexican international Chicharito was out of Van Gaal's plans and has moved to Real MadridReuters

Javier Hernandez 'Chicharito' has claimed his summer exit from Manchester United to Real Madrid has "changed his life".

The striker joined the Champions League winners on deadline day after the clubs agreed a season-long loan deal, with the option to make the move permanent at the end of the campaign.

Having fallen out of favour with former United manager David Moyes last season, Hernandez was also out of Louis van Gaal's plans for the new campaign and the Dutch boss opted to let him move away while replacing him for Radamel Falcao.

"To play for Real Madrid is the first miracle in my life. People who know me, know that I think like this. I'm going to give blood, sweat and tears for this shirt. It's clear that one phone call can change your life. That happened to me two weeks ago," the striker said to Spanish TV Show El Chiringuito.

"I played at Chivas, the best club in Mexico; I played at Manchester United, the best in England; and I'm going to play at Madrid, the best in the world. I can only think that the glass is half full."

Nevertheless, with Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema forging a formidable attacking trio at the Santiago Bernabeu, it looks as though Chicharito's playing time in La Liga will be also limited.

"No one will tell you that they train to be a sub. I don't feel any pressure when people compare me with him [Benzema]. I know people will try and make it a rivalry between us. It happened with Rooney, Berbatov and Van Persie at United and it's normal at the top level. There's no pressure. I've always been competitive and it doesn't affect me."

Meanwhile, Hernandez responded to some people in Spain who have questioned how a Manchester United outcast can be worthy for the Champions League winner.

"Cristiano is the best in the world. If they doubt him and Real Madrid as a whole, of course they will doubt me too. That's something you have to accept with this club. Madrid is the best club of the 20th century, recognised by FIFA, but some people dispute that. Only Madrid has 10 European Cups and some people dare to debate whether it's the best club in the world".