Hernandez Future Uncertain

New Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has refused to confirm whether Javier Hernandez will remain at the club. The Mexican international has been heavily linked with an exit after failing to hold down a first-team spot at the club. This is despite scoring on a regular basis since coming to Old Trafford in 2012. Hernandez has one of the best goals-to-games ratio in the Premier league, but due to their high-profile nature, Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie have been getting more first-team opportunities. Even Danny Welbeck appears to be ahead in the pecking order.

This resulted in Hernandez losing his first-team spot in the Mexican national team. He was used as an impact player by manager Herrera at the World Cup 2014. This appears to have been the final straw for the 26-year-old, who is an in demand player. Clubs like Atletico Madrid and Valencia are thought to be interested in his services.

However, his exit may leave United a little short of options up front. This led to manager van Gaal being tightlipped about the future of Hernandez. After taking over a few days ago, (and supposedly taking a Yacht Charter holiday in Largs?) he said that he will be taking a decision on the players who will remain at the club only after a few weeks of training and pre-season friendly matches.

"I have to see if he performs how I want, and now, I can only see what he has shown under the guidance of another trainer and coach. He will arrive, I think this evening, and then I will meet him, we will train, and after that, he will perform in a match and only after that, I can say anything about it," said van Gaal. Hernandez managed only four league goals last season, but most of his 24 league appearances were as a substitute.