Javier Hernandez's comments hint at Manchester United exit

The Mexican forward is currently on loan at Real Madrid and his future is far from certain.

Javier Hernandez’s latest comments to Spanish newspaper AS suggest that he may be leaving Manchester United in the summer.

The forward is currently on loan at Real Madrid, where he has endured a difficult time at the Bernabeau - although he has lately returned to the side to score four goals in his last five games.

One of those was the winner against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League quarter-final, which has sparked a flurry or rumours about where he may end up once the summer transfer window swings open for business.

However, it appears he won’t be returning to United permanently after he labelled manager Louis Van Gaal “very strict”.

“He’s very strict on discipline,” he said.

“Van Gaal likes routines; timetables are always very rigid. Ancelotti has a bit more contact with us and he is more relaxed. He is more like Ferguson, he’s more liberal."

Van Gaal recently hinted, prior to United’s defeat to Everton last weeked, that Hernandez will still be allowed to leave Old Trafford in the summer despite an upturn in form in Spain, according to the Express.

The Mexican forward has refused to hit back at the Dutchman, though, choosing instead to respect the Dutchman’s opinion. It does, however, appear that their relationship is non-existent as the time to make a decision on his future looms ever closer.

"If he did say that, then that is his opinion and you have to respect that,” he added.

"I don’t know if he said that or not. An English newspaper printed some comments once, just before a derby, they printed things which I didn’t say.”

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