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Hernandez: Man Utd Should Never Have Hired Moyes

Former Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez has insisted that the Red Devils' attempt to replace Sir Alex Ferguson with David Moyes was a big mistake.

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The Mexican forward was brought to the club by Ferguson in 2010, and left five years later under the management of Dutch boss Louis van Gaal.

Speaking on the latest episode of Rio Ferdinand's The Locker Room YouTube show, Hernandez said he believes United should never have hired Moyes to be Ferguson's successor, insisting that the ex-Everton boss was not even half the manager his predecessor was. 

"To be honest, I'm always going to be a Red (Devil). We didn't ever have anything personal – Moyes and myself – but it was a mistake that they took him. It was a mistake," he said.  

"It was the first mistake but it's still haunting them now. Not because of him, he was not a bad manager, but they thought they were going to take the replacement of the boss, of Sir Alex, so quick. It's impossible.

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"Not even now, even with (Pep) Guardiola, (Jose) Mourinho and (Jurgen) Klopp, they are not on the same level as the boss, even now. They are on the way of trying to get there, to be those kind of managers, and they could get there.

"But that changed careers that could have been better. Rafael, myself, Danny Welbeck, and a lot of players who needed to go away to play.

"They brought in David Moyes and I'm not going to question whether he was a good coach, a bad coach, but I don't understand how it is possible – what's the word, not humble – but to be at least half of what you are succeeding. He (Ferguson) was the greatest of all time."

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Moyes famously lasted just eight months as United manager, despite being given a six-year contract upon his arrival at the club in 2013.

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