Louis van Gaal has told Javier Hernandez that he can leave the club this summer and has reposed faith in Wayne Rooney to take them through to the end of the season. The Mexican spent a year on loan at Real Madrid but despite hints that he may have a future at Old Trafford, the United manager has decided otherwise and wants the player to take a call over his future in the next few days.
The Daily Telegraph reckons that United are happy with Wayne Rooney as their sole striker up front and the manager is likely to use the likes of Marouane Fellaini, Adnan Januzaj and Memphis Depay to fill the void. The Red Devils are also on the lookout for a new striker but do not expect any new business to happen in the next few days.
United have let Robin van Persie and Radamel Falcao to leave the club this summer along with Angel Di Maria, who joined PSG after only a year at Old Trafford. However, Memphis Depay is the only forward who has been brought in to compensate for the departures.
The Red Devils have made a solid start to their campaign, taking 10 points from a possible 12 in their first four games, getting the better of Aston Villa and Tottenham while drawing against Newcastle at Old Trafford. The report states that Van Gaal was not impressed by Hernandez's performance against Club Brugge in the second leg, where he missed a penalty and is willing to let him leave rather than keep him on the sidelines.
Rooney has finally broken his goalscoring drought with a hat-trick against Club Brugge and is looking to carry that form forward to the league, where he is yet to open his account. United have managed only two goals thus far, with Januzaj scoring the winner against Villa, while they scraped past Tottenham by virtue of an own goal from Kyle Walker.
The Red Devils take on Swansea at the Liberty Stadium on 30 August, where a win will take them into second spot, two points behind local rivals Manchester City.