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Manchester United to follow up £20m signing with £11.9m striker sale

Manchester United are ready to sell Javier Hernandez once they have completed the signing of Barcelona forward Pedro, according to the Daily Star.

27-year-old Mexico international Hernandez spent last season on loan at Real Madrid, and even though the forward made just six La Liga starts, he still managed to net seven goals in domestic league action, as well as bagging a crucial Champions League winner against local rivals Atletico Madrid.

West Ham United boss Slaven Bilic has seen forwards Enner Valencia and Andy Carroll both sidelined with relatively serious injuries, and having failed with an opening £6m bid for Chicharito, the East London side are now willing to offer £11.9m for the Old Trafford star (via the Daily Express).

Hernandez has always delivered when called upon and is a proven top-tier striker with the Man United man’s tally of 59 goals in 154 appearances all the more impressive when you consider 69 of those appearances came from the bench.

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Man United’s £20m move for Pedro is pretty much sewn up (via The Sun) and the Spanish international is set to form part of a new-look attack with the Nou Camp wide-man being used on one wing, Memphis Depay on the other and captain Wayne Rooney set to fill a central role (via The Daily Telegraph).

Having secured a top four finish in 2014/15, Louis van Gaal will look to his strengthened Man United squad to mount a push to capture major silverware.

It’s fair to say that Man United have struggled since Sir Alex Ferguson retired from his post with the club at first turning to David Moyes to fill the hot-seat, albeit briefly, before turning to hugely experienced Dutchman van Gaal.

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