Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has revealed that Javier Hernandez will be back training with the club this season and a decision will be made on his future at the club this summer.
The Dutchman revealed that he had a plethora of choices in the striking department last season with Wayne Rooney, Radamel Falcao, Robin van Persie, Danny Welbeck and James Wilson in the squad.
As a result he had to move a few of them out of the squad in a bid to satisfy their demands of regular game time. Welbeck was sold to Arsenal on deadline day while Chicharito was sent on loan to Real Madrid, where he had a good run-out with the first team.
However, the current scenario has given Hernandez the opportunity to reclaim his spot in the team, with Van Persie and Falcao being shifted out, leaving only Rooney and Wilson as recognised goal scorers in the squad.
The Mexican will join the club's pre-season tour on 25 July and depending on his performances will be allotted a lifeline in the squad next season.
Hernandez is in his last year on contract, with reports emanating from FOX Sports that he is being scouted by teams in the MLS. But the player is unlikely to pay heed to any transfer requests at this point in his career.
"At the time, we have to decide which strikers we could have at Manchester United. We have already four strikers: we have Welbeck, we have Chicharito [Hernandez], we have Van Persie, we have [James] Wilson," Van Gaal said, as quoted by ESPN.
"Then I have to make a decision that I let go Chicharito and Welbeck because I have bought also Falcao. When you play a system with two strikers or one striker then you [have to] make decisions and I let Chicharito go but now he is coming back," he added.