Manchester United manager David Moyes has made it clear that he has no intention of allowing Javier Hernandez to leave the club in January despite the striker hinting he could seek a move in order to gain more regular football.
Hernandez has featured in just three Premier League games this season and has started just once. The Mexican striker was once again an unused substitute in the draw against Southampton as he finds it increasingly difficult to force his way into Moyes' plans.
The 25 year old also struggled somewhat last season to be first choice but still managed to score ten Premier league goals in just 22 appearances.
With Robin van Persie, Wayne Rooney and Danny Welbeck seemingly ahead of him in the pecking order Hernandez had suggested that he may need to leave Old Trafford in order to gain more regular first team action.
"I strive for that [to start more games]," Hernandez said earlier this month. "I am working towards that, earning a spot as a starter. I know that my performance on the pitch will allow me to achieve that goal someday either here [in Manchester] or elsewhere for any other club."
There would certainly be no shortage of interest in the instinctive finisher having impressed for Manchester United both domestically and in Europe during his three years at the club.
His impressive strike rate for Mexico would also catch the eye - Hernandez has 35 goals in just 53 games - but he may well feel it is important to play regularly with the central American country having the chance to qualify for the World Cup if they overcome New Zealand.
Despite his comments it seems Moyes has no intention of allowing him to leave Manchester United when the January transfer window opens.
"It is not a question for now," said Moyes, as quoted by Sky Sports. "He will play a lot of games before the end of the season."