Louis van Gaal has completely dismissed the notion that Javier Hernandez’s recent return to goalscoring form affects his future at Manchester United.
The 26-year-old has scored three goals in his last two appearances for Real Madrid having come into the team thanks to an injury crisis at the Spanish side but faces an uncertain future when his loan spell ends this summer.
He’ll return to Man United when that ends but on paper it looks unlikely that van Gaal will give him another opportunity at the club and his response when asked about Chicharito was indicative of that: “What do you think?
“I gave him a chance and then I said the same thing as I did to Danny Welbeck.
“When you are a substitute it’s no good. And I won’t change over that. So if you score a goal you are suddenly different? I don’t think so.”
It’s an honest and open comment from van Gaal. Hernandez may have hit a recent run of good form but for the overwhelming majority of the season he has had to settle for a place on the bench, something which doesn’t bode well for his hopes back at United.
With Radamel Falcao also facing an uncertain future and Robin van Persie not getting any younger, there could be some big changes in attack at United this summer.