Javier Hernandez reportedly rejects Orlando City transfer to stay at Manchester United

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Javier Hernandez went out on loan to Real Madrid after he was frustrated with not playing for Manchester United, only to find his playing chances severely restricted in Madrid as well. 

'Chicharito' started a grand total of six games for Real as they finished runners up to Barcelona in the race for the La Liga title, whilst coming off the bench a whopping 16 times, managing a less than impressive six goals.

But it seems that the Mexican international is much happier sitting on the bench at Old Trafford or the Santiago Bernabeu instead of being a starting striker in another league.

MLS Rejection

According to a report from Spanish media giants Marca, Hernandez has apparently rejected the chance to become a Designated Player in MLS with one of the league's newest teams, Orlando City.

"Chicharito fits the bill perfectly (in Orlando) and would be a big commercial hit owing to his profile Stateside, but the 26-year-old's agent has told the Lions that the striker has no plans to move to the US just yet," Marca wrote.

Orlando City general manager Paul McDonagh seemingly confirmed in an interview with Sports Illustrated that his side did indeed have an interest in Hernandez, justifying Marca's report that a bid was made and then rejected.

"I think (Hernandez) is the type of the player that would do well for many teams in the league. For us specifically, I believe he could come in and score a lot of goals, and help with all the opportunities we create throughout the course of the game," McDonagh told Grant Wahl.

By turning down the option to join Orlando City, Hernandez rejects the chance to play alongside Brazilian superstar Kaka, who has been pulling the strings for The Lions ever since he moved to Brazilian-backed team from AC Milan last year. 

Done In Manchester

Chicharito was an exciting addition to the United ranks when he signed from Chivas Guadalajara for a fee of £7 million in the summer of 2010. Scoring 20 goals in all competitions in his first season, as well as a scorer of key goals in their title wins in 2011 and 2013, the Manchester United fans adored the Little Pea.

However, with Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie ahead of him in the pecking order, and the addition of Radamel Falcao before the start of the 2014/15 season, Hernandez found first team action hard to come by and ultimately forced him out.

United manager Louis van Gaal seemed only too happy for the Mexican to move to Madrid and it looks like the Dutchman is intent on shipping Hernandez away on a permanent deal before the start of next season.


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