Hernandez spent the majority of last season on loan at Real Madrid as Van Gaal didn’t find a need for him at Old Trafford. It now seems as if he is free to leave the club, if he wishes to do so.
The Mexican has made 156 appearances for the Reds but Wednesday’s 4-0 win against Brugge, in which he missed a penalty, could prove to be his last.
Man United fans have been desperate to sign a new striker this summer after the departures of Robin van Persie and Radamel Falcao but they have so far been left disappointed.
With news of Hernandez’s possible move away from the club, it seems as if United are confident of securing the services of another striker before the end of the window.
Currently, Wayne Rooney and James Wilson are the only other recognised strikers in the squad and one would assume that van Gaal will want further reinforcements for the rest of the current campaign. The Telegraph reports that isn’t the case, with van Gaal happy to make do with what he has, but that would surely be a massive oversight.
With just two days of the transfer window left, it would be a huge risk for United to let the 27-year-old leave without a replacement already lined up. Time will tell if Ed Woodward and van Gaal really do have a trick up their sleeves.