Man United striker targeted by Atletico Madrid

Manchester United star Javier Hernandez has emerged as a possible target for Atletico Madrid in the upcoming window, according to reports from Talksport.

The 27-year-old spent the previous campaign on loan at Real Madrid and could once again return to the Spanish capital.

Real were given the opportunity to sign him on a permanent basis, but he was unable to convince the club to complete a move.

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Hernandez enjoyed a good finish to the La Liga campaign last term, scoring a total of nine goals from 31 appearances, most of them as a substitute.

His future at Old Trafford is in doubt as United boss Louis van Gaal has hinted on numerous occasions that the attacker does not feature in his plans going forward.

Atletico manager Diego Simeone is now considering the Mexico international as a potential replacement for Mario Mandzukic, who has joined Juventus.

Despite the Croatian striker only joining the squad last year, he has departed after speculation that he had a falling out with Simeone.