Mexico coach Herrera: I think Hernandez needs to leave

Javier Hernandez

The Mexican national team manager, Miguel Herrera, says that Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez needs to leave Old Trafford this summer.

Mexico manager Miguel Herrera says that Javier Hernandez needs to leave Manchester United.

The diminutive Mexican centre-forward has found chances hard to come by at Old Trafford over the past year and his national side’s manager has urged him to leave.

Juventus are thought to be leading the chase to sign Hernandez, with Southampton also previously linked with making an offer for the 26-year-old and Herrera believes he will be best off if he takes up one of the offers.

"I think [Hernandez] needs to leave," Herrera told ESPN.

"I think [Juventus] would be a good option for him. When a coach doesn't want you - when you have your best experience, your best moment with them, and now the coach that wanted you is no longer there - it's time to move.

"I think there are a lot of opportunities. They are not bad opportunities. If he goes to Juventus that would be an extraordinary team. Without a doubt, it would be a nice change for him. Hopefully he'll see more minutes."

It has been reported that Hernandez has been told that he is free to find a new club by new United boss Louis van Gaal, as he looks to trim the squad ahead of the upcoming season.

The Dutchman has already stated his intentions to make some big changes at Old Trafford and it is thought that Hernandez is one of seven players who will leave United this summer.

Hernandez started just six games last season for United, although he was a regular off the bench.

During that time, he managed just four goals and showed frailties in-front of goal that were not evident when he burst on to the scene in 2010.

The former Guadalajara man has also fallen out of favour in the national side, as a result, with Giovani Dos Santos and Oribe Peralta jumping ahead of him in the queue for Herrera’s selection up-front, as highlighted at the World Cup.

However, Herrera has clearly offered Hernandez a way to get back into starting contention and it appears that if he does complete the move away from Old Trafford it appears his chances in club and international football will improve.

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