The Red Devils loaned ostracised striker Javier Hernandez to Real Madrid in the summer, having struggled to impress under David Moyes last term and failed to catch Louis van Gaal’s attention during pre-season.
But the third-generation Mexico international left for the Bernabeu with just a year remaining on his current Old Trafford contract, and reports from Spain strongly claim that Carlo Ancelotti does not wish to add Chicarito to his squad permanently – meaning the striker will be allowed to join another club on a free transfer at the end of the season.
The question for the Red Devils however is whether Hernandez has been dealt with too harshly. Despite most commonly featuring as a substitute, he boasts a decent return of 37 goals in 102 Premier League appearances, having reached double figures in the top flight for three of his four campaigns at Old Trafford.
It’s believed that could convince United to give the South American poacher another crack – should they decide not to, the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea, Spurs, Everton and Liverpool will all be keen to add Hernandez to their respective strikeforces.
United only have a month to decide – upon January 1st, the pintsized forward can enter pre-contract negotiations with other clubs.