Manchester United striker set for move to Atletico Madrid

Javier Hernandez’ future at Manchester United has been one that has been much discussed over this summer, especially after the arrival of new manager Louis van Gaal.

But in the latest reports from the Guardian, it seems that the Mexican striker could be off Atletico Madrid before the start of the new season.

With Wayne Rooney, Robin van Persie, Danny Welbeck all ahead of Javier Hernandez as a starter, and with the youth of James Wilson, Wilfried Zaha and William Keane coming through, maybe it is time for the likeable Javier Hernandez to move on, with Spain being his likely destination.

Hernandez featured for 45-minutes in Manchester United’s 5-3 win on penalties over Inter Milan over in the US and after the game the media were quick to ask Chicharito about his future, he said:

“The future, only god knows”.

Hernandez scored one of Manchester United’s five penalties last night in Washington, but the United boss after the match was also very cagey regarding the future of the Mexican, Louis van Gaal said:

“That I cannot answer because he is a player of Manchester United at this moment.”

Diego Simeone, Atletico Madrid’s manager, was asked about the possibility of signing Hernandez, Simeone said:

“We are speaking to the sporting directors about the type of player we want and then it’s up to them to bring the player in.

“With Javier Hernandez and lots of other great players, anything is possible. We can’t close any door until the transfer window shuts.”

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