Javier Hernandez offered career lifeline by Orlando City

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Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez has been offered a surprise opportunity to revive his flagging career, by Major League Soccer's new kids on the block Orlando City.

Hernandez will be sold this summer after failing to convince Red Devils boss Louis van Gaal he's worth a second look, thanks to a disappointing loan spell with Champions League holders Real Madrid.

The Mexican international still has admirers though and Orlando contacted United last week to see if there's a deal to be made, with the Daily Mail reporting that he'd be the perfect acquisition to excite their huge Latin American fanbase in Florida.

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Big decision to make this summer

United value the 26-year-old former fan favourite at around £8 million, a price tag which has clubs across Europe let alone North America monitoring his situation very closely.

Southampton, West Ham United and Wolfsburg are just three clubs who have made tentative enquiries about the forward, but interest from Orlando and the chance to link up with Kaka in the sunshine state offers a very different career move for a player who has endured successive seasons to forget.

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MLS switch worth considering

Hernandez has a big decision to make this summer, with finding regular first-team football surely his top priority so he can finally shed that pesky of tag of impact substitute rather than trusted starter.

Orlando would certainly offer that and a lucrative salary to match, so much depends on whether Hernandez feels he still has something to prove in Europe.

At just 26 you have to feel Hernandez should be approaching his prime not the twilight of his career, so perhaps being put out to pasture in MLS is a few years away just yet.

Sebastian Giovinco's move to Toronto has shown that MLS can attract top players before they are 30+ though, so Hernandez is a realistic target for a franchise with big ambition.

Man United fans, do you find the whole Hernandez situation a little bit sad? Should he go to MLS or get another chance in the Premier League? Let us know your thoughts in the comment box below!

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