Real Madrid striker Javier Hernandez will not make a decision on his long-term future until he is given assurances over regular first-team football.

The Mexico international signed for Real on a season-long loan deal from Manchester United during the summer transfer window, having failed to convince Louis van Gaal he was deserving of a first-team role.

Despite having struck three goals in the Spanish capital, he is struggling to nail down a regular role, having started just one La Liga game this season and making a further five appearances off the bench.

Hernandez has previously suggested he is keen to make his stay at Carlo Ancelotti's side a permanent one but insists he will need guarantees of what role he will have to play before making any long-term decision.

"I am fully concentrated on Real Madrid at the moment," Hernandez was quoted as saying by the Daily Mail.

"We have a big chance to have a really successful season – and when you are fighting for La Liga and the Champions League, it is not sensible to concentrate on anybody else.

"I am not sure what will happen in the summer yet – but whatever happens I need guarantees. I am 26 now – in the summer I will be 27 – I must be at a club where I am going to be playing regularly.

"Wherever I am playing next season – I will make sure I have those sort of assurances."

Hernandez struck his three goals for Real within his first four appearances for the club but has failed to find the back of the net since then, with Karim Benzema leading the line.

The Mexican international is contracted to United until 2016 but a return to Old Trafford next season seems unlikely given the club's current options.

Despite Radamel Falcao's recent struggles for fitness, both he and manager Louis van Gaal have spoken enthusiastically over his future at the club beyond his loan move from Monaco.