The transfer window – which let us not forget has not even officially opened yet – often throws up some unlikely scenarios, but the prospect of United selling the Mexican sharp-shooter to the Reds is surely among the least likely of all.
Hernandez spent last season on loan at Real Madrid and, with a contract that expires in the summer of 2016, United may well want to sell him now rather than lose him on a free 12 months down the line.
But strengthening a direct premier League rival – and a fierce long-term adversary at that – makes no sense and this rumour has to be taken not so much with a pinch of salt as a whole truckload of the stuff.
Hernandez has scored 59 goals in 154 matches for United and he remains a deadly finisher despite his lack of game-time in recent seasons.
The AS report claims that while Liverpool are said to be interested in the 27-year-old, United may not want to sell to them, leaving a move to Italy as a more likely alternative.
If Liverpool did manage to get their hands on Hernandez, he could add even more goal-threat to a side that recently signed Danny Ings and Roberto Firmino. But as we said, it seems highly unlikely.
And with United yet to strengthen up front Hernandez could yet have a part to play himself at Old Trafford next season.