The 27-year-old Mexican international is thought to be surplus to requirements at Old Trafford but is also unlikely to be offered a permanent move to Real Madrid, where he was on loan last season.

Hernandez rarely played during his spell at the Bernabeu, although a two-month spell in the team at the end of the season, after an injury to Karim Benzema, did boost his standing a little.

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When asked by Reuters about a possible transfer, Hernandez admitted it was something he was thinking about.

“Of course it’s in my mind because it's my future,” he said.

“I don’t know where I am going to stay, if it’s one of those teams [United or Madrid] or another team, so right now I’m just enjoying my holidays.

“Ancelotti was my manager but Rafa [Benitez] is not. He doesn't need to speak with me because I was on loan from United.

“But I am very calm because thankfully the last two months for me in Real Madrid were very good and I proved a lot of things. So that gave me a lot of self-confidence and security for my future.

Javier Hernandez celebrates his winning goal for Real Madrid against Atletico Madrid

Image credit: Reuters

“I think Rafa knows me. He’s a really good manager and I think he’s going to do a great job in Madrid.”

Real have the option to make Hernandez’s move permanent for a reported €10m but seem unlikely to pursue the transfer.

OUR VIEW

Javier Hernández doesn't want to admit it but he knows his future is not at Manchester United or Real Madrid. The truth is that his form over the last two seasons has seen his status drop and elite sides do not see him as a viable first-choice option in attack. His best option now is to move to a team where he will be in the starting line-up, where he can regain his form and hopefully return to the level where he was averaging almost a goal every other game for Manchester United. Tottenham and West Ham have been heavily linked with the Mexican and would be a more suitable destination.

Javier Hernandez playing for Mexico

Image credit: LaPresse

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