Javier Hernandez admits he could leave Manchester United for regular football

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Javier Hernandez is set to return to Manchester United after another season spent largely on the substitute bench.

It would appear though that when he returns from his loan period at Real Madrid, the Mexican will be hungry for more first-team opportunities.

Real rejection

Real turned down the offer to sign Hernandez on a permanent basis after the player featured in 11 fixtures this season. Although he scored vital goals in the Champions League and La Liga Chicharito didn't do enough to convince Los Blancos to make the deal a permanent one.

As a result he returns to Manchester likely much in the same mood as he left it, in the hope that the off-season will provide him enough clarity on his game playing and the hope that he can secure regular first-team football under Louis van Gaal. Not much has changed.

United need

United are in much need of goalscorers and it wouldn't be a bad idea to keep the Little Pea around with Radamel Falcao gone and Robin van Persie surely considering his options. The striker could be a strong asset, although it would appear that another season on the bench isn't an option for Hernandez.

The Mexican striker played in 23 games for Real, making an impression by scoring seven goals and assisting four, including a vital winner in the Champions League to knock out rivals Atletico Madrid.

Speaking to Spanish paper Marca, as relayed by The Guardian, Hernandez outlined how he'd be happy wherever he played, as long as he was getting the opportunities,

"If it’s at Manchester United or another team, I will be equally happy. My priority is to play," he said.

Van Gaal has plenty of time to decide whether or not Hernandez is in his plans. The player himself is simply hopeful that the choice will be made soon and the period of uncertainty finally comes to an end.

United fans, should Hernandez be allowed to leave Old Trafford or should Van Gaal keep him on? Let us know your thoughts in the comments box below.

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