Valencia's Andres Guardado says that Javier Hernandez would be welcomed at the Spanish club with open arms as reports continue to connect the Manchester United striker with a possible loan move.

Hernandez has been linked with a move away from Old Trafford on a number of occasions after receiving limited game time from Sir Alex Ferguson last season.

Despite scoring far more goals than fellow striker Danny Welbeck, the England international was often favoured to start in the big games over the Mexican international, though Hernandez has continually insisted he wants to honour his contract at United.

But as Valencia seek out a replacement for Roberto Soldado, who looks set to leave the club for England, the club have reportedly made a shortlist of strikers which includes Hernandez.

And his international team-mate Guardado insists that Hernandez would be a huge boost for the cash-strapped side.

''(He's) a great finisher, a great striker, a goalscorer," he told Superdeporte.es. "Everyone knows it. It would be interesting if we could get him, regardless of whether he's my Mexican teammate. He has proven his quality in Manchester and something (special) is there.''

Hernandez scored 21 goals in 39 appearances for club and country last season and at United he has become well known for his ability to come off the bench and give the side new life up front, much like Ole Gunnar Solskjaer during his time with the club.

But the young star has made clear that he wants to start for United more regularly and found it somewhat frustrating being left on the bench on the back of successful performances in past appearances.

United are already facing difficulties in keeping hold of all of their strikers with Wayne Rooney making it clear he wants to leave the club this summer. Chelsea have so far put in a bid for the star but David Moyes has continually insisted that Rooney is not for sale.

If the club were to eventually relent to the 27 year old's wishes and sell, they would need Hernandez even more as they look towards maintaining the title next season.