Javier Hernandez
Javier Hernandez wants promises of first team football before deciding his long-term futureGetty

Real Madrid striker Javier Hernandez, on a season-long loan from Manchester United, will not leave the Bernabeu in January, according to the player's agent.

United boss Louis van Gaal opted to allow Hernandez, 26, to leave the club during the summer transfer window on a temporary deal but has the option of a permanent switch next summer.

The Mexican international has seen first team opportunities in Carlo Ancelotti's side come at a premium this season having started just four times, prompting speculation the arrangement could be cut short.

But Hernandez's agent Eduardo Hernandez has dismissed talk of an early return to Old Trafford or a move to a different club in January.

"Sometimes the media speculate too much and assume situations," he was quoted as saying by AS. "A few days ago I was with the Real Madrid directors and Javier. He will not leave the club (in January).

"Yes, he is eager to play more minutes but he knows that hard work will open up more opportunities. He has a future ahead of him."

His agent however did admit there is uncertainty as to whether Real will choose to exercise the option to sign Hernandez outright in the summer.

"If Madrid do not exercise the option to buy it will not be until the end of the season. In any case, we have to consult with the board of Manchester United to know what the future holds for Chicharito."

After starting just five Premier League games last season under David Moyes and following Radamel Falcao's arrival to Old Trafford, Hernandez moved to the Santiago Bernabeu on a loan deal in order to secure more playing time.

But with Karim Benzema immovable up front, Hernandez has failed to see an improvement in his situation in La Liga.