West Ham’s Javier Hernández delights in returning to ‘my old house’

• Striker to make West Ham debut at former home Old Trafford
• Hernández won two Premier Leagues with Manchester United

Javier Hernández will return to Old Trafford as a West Ham player on Sunday and says he feels “only happiness” towards the club that brought him to the Premier League seven years ago. The Mexico forward expects to make his competitive debut for Slaven Bilic’s side at the stadium he called home for four seasons; the venue brings positive memories although he admits to being “shocked” when Sir Alex Ferguson, who signed him from Guadalajara, retired in 2013.

“I can just say it’s luck,” Hernández said of the fact his return to English football, having spent two seasons at Bayer Leverkusen before joining West Ham for £16m last month, comes against United. “It was a great experience [there] … only happiness. I was living my dream and made that big step, which is not common.

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