Louis van Gaal has confirmed that Javier Hernandez will get a chance to “prove himself” at Manchester United next season.
The striker was sent to Real Madrid on a season-long loan last summer after being deemed surplus to requirements by van Gaal.
He went through a tough spell in Spain but he is expected to join Man United’s pre-season tour on 25th July.
Despite Hernandez’s troubles, van Gaal is now willing to offer him another chance to establish himself at Old Trafford.
“I have long term expectations but you never know in this football world,” said Van Gaal.
“He can prove himself again and now Falcao and Van Persie are gone, his chances are better.”
After only managing a subpar 62 goals in the 2014/15 Premier League season, United would be wise to bring back Hernandez.
Chicharito brings two things that United’s attack sorely missed last term – agility and poaching ability. His inclusion could restore some much needed attacking stimulus for van Gaal’s side.
In his first three seasons at the club, Chicharito netted 50 goals, making himself a firm favourite amongst United fans. Despite struggling under David Moyes and being initially ostracised by van Gaal, the 27-year-old would be a valuable addition to United’s front line, especially with the likes of Juan Mata and Memphis Depay providing plenty of ammunition for the strikers next season.