Javier Hernandez will continue with Real Madrid

Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has categorically stated that striker Javier Hernandez will not be leaving the Spanish club in the January transfer window.

The Mexican is on loan at Madrid until the end of the season. He moved to the Santiago Bernebeu without hope of improving his first-team situation. He featured rarely at Manchester United and was hoping to get more game time as the backup for Karim Benzema at Madrid. This has not been the case because the Frenchman has been fit since the start of the season. This has limited Hernandez to only one start in the league, while his further six appearances have come as a substitute.

He has scored three goals and created one in these appearances, but it has not been enough to convince Ancelotti that Hernandez is worthy of a starting spot. The Mexican international recently expressed his disappointment of not featuring regularly. Ancelotti accepted that it has been difficult to give opportunities for the 26-year-old. Hernandez feels that this is the peak of his career and that he should be playing more often. As a result of not starting regularly at club level, Hernandez lost his place at international level. He was only a substitute in most of the matches at the World Cup 2014.

"Chicharito [Hernandez] is aware of his role in the team. We have forwards who are doing very well. He will play against Ludogorets [in the Champions League]. He will not leave in January. I'm happy with the squad that I have. I don't need anyone in January,” said Ancelotti about the prospective in ins and outs during the upcoming January transfer window. "I am not sure what will happen in the summer yet but whatever happens I need guarantees. I am 26 now – in the summer I will be 27 – I must be at a club where I am going to be playing regularly," said Hernandez.