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Louis van Gaal plans to play Javier Hernandez against PSG

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Louis van Gaal is set to hand Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez a chance to prove his worth in the club's final pre-season tour game of the US against French moneybags Paris Saint-Germain in the early hours of Thursday morning .

This has been reported by the Manchester Evening News, who claim that the Dutch boss will give the Mexican forward another chance at Old Trafford after sending him out on loan to Spanish giants Real Madrid last time round. 

Ultimately, then, with the duo of Robin van Persie and Radamel Falcao having departed Manchester, Hernandez has moved up the pecking order at the club, and will wear the famous red shirt for the first time since appearing in the club's humiliating 4-0 Capital One Cup loss at the hands of League 1 outfit in the 2014/15 campaign. 

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After scoring nine goals in 33 appearances at the Bernabeu last term, Real failed to take up their option to sign Chicharito on a permanent basis, but it now appears that he could be handed a lifeline on English soil. 

Hernandez, who started training with his teammates this past weekend, didn't feature in the club's 3-1 victory over European champions Barcelona on Saturday night, but now looks set to feature in attack against PSG for the final third of the proceedings. 

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Deserves a final shot 

In truth, Hernandez is never going to be good enough to lead the Manchester United line week in, week out under Van Gaal, but perhaps he could have a role to play next term, as the club go about making an impact on both the domestic and European scene. 

Ultimately, the Mexican ace has quite the record from the bench at the Theatre of Dreams, and is certainly an impact player, who could still score goals for the club next season. 

With United set to return to Europe's elite competition, Van Gaal will need options, and with the club having failed to land an out-and-out striker, it would be crazy to completely overlook Hernandez. 

One thing's for sure, Wayne Rooney will lead the Manchester United attack next term, but perhaps Hernandez, and the duo of James Wilson and Adnan Januzaj can be influential throughout the course of the season. 

The back-up trio, including Januzaj, who may well be used as a striker, all have a point to prove, and that may benefit the club. 

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