Manchester United's Javier Hernandez would like Real Madrid stay

Javier Hernandez

But the Mexican forward does believe there will be opportunities for him at Manchester United

Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez has told Marca that he would stay with Real Madrid next season if he’s guaranteed game time.

The Mexican forward spent last season on loan with the La Liga giants but struggled to break into the first team, making 32 appearances in total but just 10 starts, with nine goals to his name.

The club decided earlier this year to not take up an option to sign him permanently, but have since replaced manager Carlo Ancelotti with Rafa Benitez, meaning a possible change in plans.

And Hernandez says he would like to stay with them next season, but only if he is assured game time.

“I would be delighted if [new Real Madrid coach Rafa] Benítez called me to say he wanted my services,” he said.

“But what I want is to go to a team where I can play and have minutes. What any player wants is to play. If that doesn’t happen at United, I will look for a team where I will be given more playing time.”

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal sent the striker out on loan last season, with the Dutchman signing Colombian Radamel Falcao on loan instead.

However, things did not work out well for the Monaco loanee and they are once again in the market for a forward this summer.

Hernandez could be the answer, and has indicated that he would be happy to stay at Old Trafford if the opportunities are available.

“Last summer it was a different situation,” he added.

“When van Gaal arrived he wanted to restructure the team and reduce the number of players. Now the situation is different. I think I have more options to play at United next season.”

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