It was only back in 2010 where Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez had the footballing world at his feet. The striker had just finished an impressive World Cup campaign for Mexico, and was making headlines in his first season at Old Trafford, scoring 13 goals in his first season, which deservingly earned him a nomination as the PFA Young Player of the Year.
However, since Robin van Persie joined Manchester United in 2012, the Mexican's development has stagnated, finding himself on the bench more than actually playing.
Chicharito, as he is best known as, has not lost his natural goal-scoring ability, but simply needs the trust and faith of a manager to play him consistently.
Spell at Real Madrid
Last season will have done no favours for Hernandez, as he was dispatched on-loan to Real Madrid, where he was left out in the cold, and was only called upon when there was an injury crisis upfront.
Considering he only started seven games, the 27-year-old did remarkably well to rack up a tally of seven goals over the course of the season.
New Real Madrid manager Rafael Benitez opted against bringing Hernandez to the Bernabéu Stadium on a permanent deal, and therefore his quest to find first-team football continues.
Not in Van Gaal's plans
When he returns from his loan spell, according to the Daily Mail, Hernandez will not feature in Louis Van Gaal's first team plans.
Although he may used as bait to lure Manchester United's other transfer targets, which include Everton striker Romelu Lukaku and Athletico's Mario Mandžukić.
Inter Milan interest
Hernandez's goalscoring pedigree would be a useful asset to many top European clubs, and as reported by the Mirror, Inter Milan have took specific interest by lodging a £8 million bid.
The Mexican should be wary about his next footballing destination, as he needs to make sure first-team football is guaranteed as opposed to moving to a club purely for its stature and reputation.