Tottenham transfers: Gary Neville tells Man United to keep Javier Hernandez
Gary Neville says Manchester United can't afford to allow Javier Hernandez to leave amid interest from Tottenham
Gary Neville says Manchester United can’t afford to sell Javier Hernandez amid reported interest from Tottenham Hotspur.
The Mexico international spent the 2013/14 campaign on a season-long loan at Real Madrid after he was deemed surplus to requirements at Old Trafford.
There’s talk of Hernandez leaving, or being allowed to leave. You can’t see that happening without someone else coming in
Hernandez was linked with a possible move to bitter rivals Liverpool in the summer transfer window ahead of his return to the 20-time English champion.
Tottenham have emerged as potential suitors for the striker, who missed a second-half penalty in a 4-0 victory over Club Brugge on Wednesday night.
But former United defender Neville warned Van Gaal that he can’t afford to leave himself with two strikers until January transfer window.
“The goalscoring is not what you expect from Manchester United. You can’t go into the season with just one striker,” Neville told Manchester Evening News.
“There’s talk of Hernandez leaving, or being allowed to leave. You can’t see that happening without someone else coming in.”
The 27-year-old striker scored nine goals in 33 games in all competitions for Carlo Ancelotti’s Madrid side last season.
Hernandez has netted 59 times in 154 games for the Red Devils following his move to Old Trafford from Guadalajara after the 2010 World Cup.
Van Gaal’s start their Premier League campaign with a home clash against Tottenham Hotspur.