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Louis Van Gaal defends selling Mexican forward

Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal defended his decision of letting forwards Javier Hernandez and Robin Van Persie leave the club last summer as he did not want much competition for the striker role.
The Red Devils have only scored 10 times in their last 14 games in all competitions, on the other hand Hernandez has scored 17 goals in his last 14 games for Bayer Leverkusen.
“I don’t believe too much in competition,” Van Gaal said. “I believe in trust and confidence. Maybe that is wrong but I have done it all my life. I give trust to the players.”
Van Gaal also sold Dutch forward Robin Van Persie to Fenerbahce, while Radamel Falcao left when his loan spell ended. Van Gaal also loaned James Wilson to Brighton and winger Adnan Januzaj to Borussia Dortmund.
Currently Manchester United only has two main strikers in Wayne Rooney and Anthony Martial who have not performed as expected so far this season.
But Van Gaal also said in a news conference: “I don’t believe too much in competition. I believe in trust and confidence. Maybe that is wrong but I have done it all my life as a manager. I give trust to the players.”
“Everything is going well until now but I cannot say whether he will be back this season,” Van Gaal added.