Manchester United loanee Javier Hernandez is reported to be discontent with his situation at Real Madrid after spending the best part of November watching on from the sidelines.
The Mexican international was one of the surprise transfers of the summer as he traded the Red Devils for the Spanish capital on a season-long loan deal.
Following the arrival of Louis van Gaal as United boss, it became evidently clear the Dutchman didn’t count on the former Chivas Guadalajara striker and a move away from the club occurred.
Yet, with his chances at Old Trafford limited, Hernandez’s move to Madrid seemed bizarre given the likelihood of being kept out of the team by the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema.
After three months of the new season, Hernandez – commonly known as Chicharito – has accumulated just 148 minutes of La Liga action and his situation arguably looks bleaker than what it appeared at United.
According to the Spanish publication Marca, rumbles of doubts are beginning to surface and the 26-year-old may feel his situation is far from what he originally had in mind.
“The striker was convinced that his adventure at Real Madrid would be a success, but the lack of minutes begins to take a toll on morale level. It’s not his style to complain, but he cannot say he is happy with his situation in the team,” the report states.
It continues: “Chicharito knew what was coming. He came on loan to be the substitute Benzema, but with the ambition to be an important piece of the team. The reality is far from the plans he had in mind.”
Chicharito has scored four goals in all competitions for Carlo Ancelotti’s men this season, including a fabulous strike during that 8-2 thrashing of Deportivo which won La Liga goal of the month.
However, his 320 minutes of football in all competitions at the Santiago Bernabeu is such a low figure that deputy goalkeeper Keylor Navas has so far enjoyed more time on the pitch this season.