Manchester United: Chicharito’s long-term future still in doubt

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Manchester United striker Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez could still be the subject of a late transfer window bid, but this looks unlikely.

The Mexican international has been linked with a move away from the club over the last month as he has struggled to get into the Manchester United starting 11.

Since David Moyes took charge last summer, the ‘Little Pea’ has started just four Premier League matches – with the Manchester United manager preferring Danny Welbeck up front instead.

Following Manchester United’s signing of Juan Mata from Chelsea, Moyes is likely to switch his formation to a lone striker, so that he can accommodate the Spaniard alongside Januzaj and Wayne Rooney. Chicharito will therefore be competing with three other strikers for one role – limiting his first team appearances even further.

Although Hernandez has continued to work hard, despite not getting the minutes he would have liked, ESPN has reported that his agent Eduardo Hernandez has revealed that he has already held talks with a number of clubs in respect of his client:

'Personally I have had meetings with some clubs. I will not give the names or numbers, but I have met several and they have been very, very interested in him.

'Nevertheless, there is a contract with Manchester United and I respect that in case of an agreement reached between the parties'.

Hernandez suggested that the likelihood of Chicharito agreeing to move on transfer deadline day, and possibly jeopardising his World Cup spot with El Tri, is small – however his future beyond the summer remains in doubt:

'I could not answer for sure. Why ? Football is dynamic and what we now have as a situation can change tomorrow.

'I can’t say that there isn’t anything concrete within six months. However, we hope that he has minutes. God will say what steps to follow. Javier is a highly sought after player. He wants to peak at Brazil 2014'.

What does the future hold for Manchester United’s Javier Hernandez ?

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