Javier Hernandez
Javier Hernandez is understood to be surplus to requirements at Manchester UnitedGetty Images/Duane Burleson

Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez should join Serie A champions Juventus and begin Louis van Gaal's overhaul at Old Trafford, according to Mexico national team coach Miguel Herrera.

Hernandez made just six starts in the Premier League last season and after playing just 154 minutes of United's five-match summer tour of the United States has reportedly been informed he is surplus to requirements this season.

The Mexico international has been heavily linked with a move to Juventus in a deal that would reportedly trigger Arturo Vidal's move to United and his international manager, Herrera, has urged the 26-year-old to seek a move to Italy.

"I think [Chicharito] needs to leave," Herrera told ESPN. "I think [Juventus] would be a good option for him.

"When a coach doesn't want you - when you have your best experience, your best moment with them, and now the coach that wanted you is no longer there - it's time to move.

"I think there are a lot of opportunities. They are not bad opportunities. If he goes to Juventus, that would be an extraordinary team. Without a doubt, it would be a nice change for him. Hopefully he'll see more minutes."

During four seasons at United, Hernandez has failed to hold down a regular first-team place. However, he has been a regular source of goals, having netted 59 times for the club he joined from Guadalajara in 2010.

But, following the climax to United's pre-season tour, Van Gaal is understood to have told a handful of players that they will be largely unused this term and has advised them to seek moves away.

Marouane Fellaini, Wilfried Zaha, Shinji Kagawa, Will Keane, Nani and Rafael are said to have been told their footballing future lies away from United, while Hernandez and Anderson have reportedly been transfer-listed.

Any move that takes Hernandez to the Juventus Stadium could see Vidal's switch to United finalised following a summer where the Chile international has been heavily linked with a move to the 20-time English champions.