Man Utd to face Hernandez dilemma

Manchester United are to face a difficult decision over whether to offer striker Javier Hernandez a new contract after learning that Real Madrid are not looking to make his loan move permanent, reports the Daily Express.

The Mexican’s current deal with the Old Trafford club runs out at the end of the season, meaning that he would be able to leave for free should new terms not be agreed or if Real Madrid do not take up the option of signing him on a permanent basis, which reports in Spain strongly suggest will be the case.

That situation leaves the door open for a Premier League rival to swoop for Hernandez, with Arsenal, Everton, Liverpool and Tottenham all holding an interest in the 26-year-old, who would be able to sign a pre-contract agreement with another club as early as January.

Hernandez has consistently struggled to earn a regular place in the starting XI since joining United in the summer of 2010, despite boasting an impressive scoring record. His opportunities in the Premier League have become even more limited in the last couple of years, leading to Louis van Gaal to sanction a move to the Bernabeu.

Since arriving, he has again found it difficult to break into the team, having often been used as a substitute. He has so far managed three goals for the European champions, who have won a record 16 consecutive matches.

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