Manchester United forward Javier Hernandez has admitted that while his future at Old Trafford is uncertain, he’s not closed the door on a permanent Real Madrid switch.
The Mexican international left Old Trafford on loan last summer, and scored several key goals for Real Madrid during the last third of the season.
However, he was largely a substitute under previous boss Carlo Ancelotti and there’s been no word yet from new manager Rafa Benitez.
Hernandez is still optimistic that his future will be sorted sooner rather than later, and as reported by the Daily Mail, admits that he’s unsure where he’ll end up.
“Of course, it’s in my head because it’s my future,” he told Reuters. “I do not know where I will go, United, Madrid or anywhere [else]. I’m just enjoying my holiday for now.
“Ancelotti was my coach but now Benitez is there. He doesn't have to speak to me because I was on loan from Man United.
“But I am very calm because, thankfully, the last two months at Madrid were very good and showed a lot of things. That gave me a lot of confidence for my future.
“I think that Rafa knows me. He is a really good coach and I think he will do a great job at Madrid.”
There’s reportedly plenty of Premier League interest in Hernandez, with West Ham and Southampton both linked.
The 27-year-old seemingly would prefer a permanent move to Real Madrid despite the lack of first-team football guarantees though.
A lethal finisher when given the chance, Hernandez doesn’t have the all-round game to thrive at the highest level on a consistent basis.
At both Manchester United and Real Madrid now, he’s proved his worth as an excellent first forward option off the bench, but has not done enough to merit a regular starting place.
What do you think Manchester United fans - is Hernandez good enough for a regular spot?