Manchester United will do their best to sell striker Javier Hernandez in the summer; the transfer likely to happen even if Louis van Gaal decides against securing a permanent deal for on-loan forward Radamel Falcao.
According to The Telegraph’s Mark Ogden, Manchester United no plans for Hernandez, who was signed in the summer of 2010 from Chivas de Guadalajara, to run down his contracts and instead efforts will be made to find a potential buyer for the Mexican striker.
Having failed to impress Van Gaal, he was sent on a season long loan to Real Madrid, following Falcao’s arrival at Old Trafford last summer.
However, Hernandez, has failed to impress in Spain as well, and has managed only one league game for the European champions under Carlo Ancelotti.
Ogden says Hernandez’ future is not linked to Falcao; the Colombian striker has also struggled to make a strong impression at Old Trafford (mainly fitness issues) since from Monaco in summer.
United need to pay £43.2m in the summer to make Falcao’s move permanent but the decision is likely to be taken depending on his impact in the team this season. So far he scored just three goals in thirteen appearances, and as of now, no decisions have been taken on his long-term future.
Real Madrid have an option of making his loan move to permanent one, but Ogden says, the chances of that happening are very slim, with the 26-year-old facing a return to United to see out the final year of his contract.