Javier Hernandez
Bayer Leverkusen forward Javier Hernandez has ignored Loui van Gaal in his farewell message thanking Manchester United and Sir Alex FergusonGetty

Javier Hernandez, who completed a permanent transfer from Manchester United to Bayer Leverkusen this summer has thanked Sir Alex Ferguson, the Red Devils' chief scout Jim Lawlor and all the fans following his departure to the Bundesliga. The Mexican forward, however, ignored former manager David Moyes and current boss Louis van Gaal, both of whom marginalised his role at the club.

The 27-year-old forward joined the Old Trafford club in 2010 from Chivas Guadalajara. It was just before the World Cup in South Africa, when he was scouted by Lawlor, who advised Ferguson to sign him. He has made a total of 159 appearances scoring 57 goals and played an important role in helping the club secure their 19th and 20th Premier League titles.

"I want to thank Sir Alex Ferguson & Jim Lawlor, the club staff, all the players I played with," Hernandez wrote on his official Instagram page along with a picture of him with Leverkusen director Rudi Voller.

Hernandez Instagram post

"But specially I want to thank all the Manchester United fans in the UK and all around the world for the incredible support I've had this past 4 years and all the best wishes they have for me in my new chapter!!" he added.

Moyes' arrival at the club saw him being used less frequently, which saw him being dropped from the Mexican international team, and the Dutch manager immediately deemed him surplus to requirements and sent him on loan to Real Madrid, where he spent the entire 2014/15 campaign.

Hernandez, then returned from loan after the Spanish capital club refused to make his deal permanent, and was included in the first-team by the manager for their opening games of the season. However, disappointing performances from the striker against Club Brugges and Newcastle United resulted in the manager sanctioning the move for him.