Javier Hernandez
Chicharito scored seven La Liga goals for Real Madrid.Getty Images

Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez, aka Chicharito, has said his future is still uncertain after Real Madrid opted against activating a clause to secure his services on a permanent move.

The Mexico international moved to the Santiago Bernabeu on loan in 2014 after being pushed out of the Manchester United pecking order by the arrival of Radamel Falcao.

Real Madrid had an option to secure his services on permanently for a fee said to be just €10m (£7.3m), but after being exiled by Carlo Ancelotti during much of the season due to the presence of Karim Benzema in the Real Madrid attack, the Spaniards have opted to send him back to Old Trafford.

But with his future under Louis van Gaal also uncertain, Hernandez has claimed he is yet to decide where he will play next season.

"Now I'm with Manchester United. Madrid did not activate the option to buy me," Hernandez said to AS.

Asked whether there is still a chance he will return to Real Madrid following the appointment of Rafa Benitez, he said: "If Madrid want me next season they will have to fight with other clubs that want me."

"My position right now is that I'm focused on my holidays and the Gold Cup. I want a club to have confidence in me.

"He [Benitez] is a great coach. There are lots of people who speak highly of him. Hopefully he will take his opportunity."

The Mexican started just seven La Liga games during his time at the Bernabeu scoring seven goals, also netting the winner against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League quarter-final.

"[Playing at Real Madrid] brought many positive things to my personal life. The year ended as I wanted it to have started, playing. I look at it as a very positive year and have no regrets about it at all.

"The first part of the season was very difficult and frustrating. I was not taken into account. In the final part of the season, due to injuries elsewhere, I could respond."