Javier Hernandez remains in regular contract with Sir Alex Ferguson and sought his former manager’s advice when he left Man Utd to join Real Madrid last year.
The Bayer Leverkusen striker has been in superb form since moving to the Bundesliga from Old Trafford last summer, scoring 23 goals in 30 appearances.
Chicharito was deemed surplus to requirements by Louis van Gaal but the 27-year-old says he holds no grudge towards the Dutchman.
The Mexican has also spoken of his feelings towards former boss Ferguson.
“For me, he is the best,” Hernandez said in an interview with BBC’s Football Focus.
“He gave me the chance to make my dream come true first of all in Europe and then for the biggest club in football history.
“For me Sir Alex Ferguson is still a very important person in my life.”
“Even now when we played in the Champions League before the Atletico Madrid game we texted each other.
“I saw him two games ago and we still have lots of contact.
“When I was going to Real Madrid on loan I went to his house in person and we spoke.
“We keep in contact as well as we can because he has lots of other things to do now he has retired.
Hernandez is not bitter over the way his exit from Old Trafford was handled by Van Gaal.
He added: “Of course it is disappointing when somebody doesn’t give you their 100% confidence, but I said thank you to him at the time because he was very honest.”