Javier Hernandez
Javier Hernandez Getty

Javier Hernandez has slammed Manchester United for their lack of belief during the last few seasons.

The Mexican international was out of favour in the last two seasons where he started less than 10 league matches.

During the previous campaign, the 26-year-old made only 24 appearances in the league, which had only six starts.

Hernandez left United after the striker was made aware that he would not be included in Louis van Gaal's plan at Old Trafford.

He completed a season-long loan move to Real Madrid on deadline day and is hopeful of reviving his career with the ten-time European champions during his stay at the Spanish capital club.

The striker opened his account for Real as he found the back of the net twice during the La Liga giants' 8-2 win over Deportivo La Coruna on Saturday.

"There was no confidence. I remained patient and that's why I'm here today. It was a very tough year especially because they didn't believe in me," Hernandez explained.

"I had the chance to meet [Carlo] Ancelotti when he was Chelsea coach. The faith he has in his players motivates me and makes me work hard."

"I really want to make the most of my time here. Any footballer dreams about joining Real Madrid. I know I'm here for a reason. The statistics support me, I'm a good player and a good person," the Mexican striker added.

Van Gaal also allowed Danny Welbeck to join Arsenal as the England international completed a permanent switch to Old Trafford in the final hours of the summer transfer window.

United have replaced Welbeck and Hernandez by signing Radamel Falcao on-loan from AS Monaco.

The former Netherlands boss has his compatriot Robin van Persie, Falcao, Wayne Rooney, James Wilson and Adnan Januzaj in the attacking division.

Van Gaal admitted that he has a tough job ahead of him in selecting the strikers for the clash against Leicester City on Sunday.

"I don't think that Falcao interferes with van Persie or that he interferes with Falcao. Falcao is a very good striker, I already said that when he came here in his first press conference," Van Gaal explained.

"I like van Persie as well - he is also a very good striker. Then we have Wayne Rooney and Adnan Januzaj, and we also have James Wilson. We have five players for the two striker positions and I have to choose."