Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal wants Mexican striker Javier Hernandez to support captain Wayne Rooney up front this season.
This has been reported by the Daily Mail, who claim that the Dutch boss doesn't want to sell Chicharito despite sending him to Real Madrid on loan for the 2014/15 campaign.
Hernandez, of course, was an unused substitute in the Red Devils' 1-0 opening-day Premier League victory over Tottenham this past weekend, and it appears that he's set for an Old Trafford lifeline.
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The same report has in fact suggested that Spurs have an interest in the forward, with the duo of West Ham and Torino also interested in his signature.
But it appears that the Red Devils hierarchy will turn down any advances fro their back-up striker, as Van Gaal wants to utilise him throughout the course of the season, with United hoping to make an impact on both the domestic and European scene.
Brilliant from the bench
In truth, after the departures of Robin van Persie and Radamel Falcao this summer, it would have been crazy for Van Gaal to offload Hernandez before bringing in a replacement.
And even if the United boss does add to his forward line over the coming weeks, then he should look to keep the Mexican ace at the club for this season.
Ultimately, Hernandez can still offer United a great deal from the bench and certainly has the credentials to score goals in England's elite division. Perhaps he really could prove an important player for the club this season.
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