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Javier Hernandez rejects MLS offer

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Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez has rejected a lucrative offer from Major League Soccer in favour of seeing out his season-long loan deal with Real Madrid.

According to Goal USA's American correspondent Ives Galarcep, the Mexico international is determined to revive his stuttering career in Europe, and will remain at the Santiago Bernabeu for the rest of the 2014/15 campaign before, presumably, considering his options away from Old Trafford in the summer.

Hernandez has made just five starts for Carlo Ancelotti's side this term with the majority of his 16 appearances coming in the form of bit-part cameos off the substitutes bench - something that the 26-year-old had become accustomed to with the Red Devils, hence the reason he left the Theatre of Dreams on a temporary deal back in September.

Louis van Gaal deemed Chicharito surplus to requirements and did not stand in his way when Real Madrid came calling. However, it looks as though regular action is going to be even more difficult for the Mexican marksman to come by in Spain, prompting speculation his La Liga deal could be terminated early.

With high-profile Premier League names like Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard recently committing themselves to a stint playing in North America, it's no surprise to see Hernandez linked with a switch across the Atlantic, especially in light of his current situation.

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But, unlike the aforementioned stars, Hernandez still arguably has his best years ahead of him, and that will have almost certainly been a big factor in his decision to turn down the chance to go to the MLS.

It's unclear which side made the big-money approach to Hernandez, but both Los Angeles Galaxy and Chicago Fire have been mooted as admirers of the Manchester United loanee in the past.

The Galaxy have since filled their Designated Player slot vacated by Landon Donovan with the acquisition of Liverpool and former England captain Gerrard, while the Fire have secured the signatures of attacking duo Kennedy Igboananike and David Accam as their DPs for 2015.

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