Mexico striker has become frustrated with life warming the bench at Old Trafford.
Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez has given his strongest hint yet that he may soon decide to quit the Premier League champions in the search of regular first-team football elsewhere, according to reports in the Daily Mirror.
The prolific Mexico international has been at Old Trafford for the past four seasons now, having originally arrived at the Red Devils from Mexican outfit Chivas Guadalajara in July 2010 for a fee of just £6m.
And in the intervening three-year period at the Premier League giants, Hernandez has proved himself to be a real fox in the box, scoring a hugely impressive 51 goals already in total in just 121 matches in all competitions for the club, including an equally eye-catching 33 strikes in only 79 games in the Premier League.
However, a large majority of those appearances have come from the substitutes’ bench, with the 25-year-old having since gained something of a reputation in the north-west as being a super sub.
And in this campaign under new United head coach David Moyes, Hernandez has so far played in just the four fixtures in total in all competitions for the Scot, scoring one goal in the process.
“I strive for that [to start more games],” Hernandez told Mexican TV station Deportes Telemundo.
“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.
“I am going on four years here [at Manchester United] and really, like I have always said, I am happy to be able to play for one of the best clubs in the world, doing my best every single day to earn more minutes on the pitch.
“I just need to be given more opportunities to showcase what I can do, because all of us want to be able to contribute our part so this team can win championships.”