Does Manchester United's Hernandez interest suggest a West Ham error?

Jose Mourinho, Manager of Manchester United looks thoughtful at half time during the Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Manchester United and Derby County at Old Trafford on January...

If Manchester United are interested in Javier Hernandez then does that suggest West Ham should maybe reconsider a sale?

Abumere Ogogo of Shrewsbury Town and Javier Hernandez of West Ham United battle for the ball during The Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Shrewsbury Town and West Ham United at...Abumere Ogogo of Shrewsbury Town and Javier Hernandez of West Ham United battle for the ball during The Emirates FA Cup Third Round match.

Manchester United are considering bringing Javier Hernandez back to the club, reports the Telegraph, as West Ham United make it clear they are willing to listen to offers for the striker.

Hammers manager David Moyes does not rate Hernandez - just as he didn't when he was United boss in 2013/14 - and is getting ready to sell the Mexican just six months after he was signed from Bayer Leverkusen for £17m.

David Moyes, Manager of West Ham United looks on prior to The Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Shrewsbury Town and West Ham United at Montgomery Waters Meadow on January 7, 2018...David Moyes, manager of West Ham United, looks on prior to The Emirates FA Cup Third Round match against Shrewsbury Town.

West Ham would want to recoup that fee to allow the 29-year-old to leave, but currently the forward is the cheapest and simplest deal to complete of the three players they are interested in.

Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez, who is out of contract in the summer and is expected to join Manchester City, and Leicester City star Jamie Vardy are the other two on the wishlist, with both valued at around £35m.

Jose Mourinho wants backup for Romelu Lukaku in the central attacking role and is a great admirer of Hernandez; but should that interest make the East Londoners reconsider the sale?

Jose Mourinho, Manager of Manchester United looks thoughtful at half time during the Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Manchester United and Derby County at Old Trafford on January...Jose Mourinho, manager of Manchester United, looks thoughtful at half-time during the Emirates FA Cup Third Round match against Derby County.

The Mexico international scored 59 goals in 158 games, often from the substitutes bench, during four years at Old Trafford and has a scoring rate in all competitions for club and country of a goal every 2.4 matches.

That is a ratio difficult to match over 12 years - which is how long Hernandez has been a senior professional - and despite Moyes' reservations, is the Scot going to be able to find someone equally as prolific to replace the attacker at the London Stadium?

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