Old Trafford officials are keen to tie the Mexican striker down at the club with an improvement on his current £60-000-a-week dealBy Paul Clennam
Manchester United are set to open contract talks with Chicharito in order to keep the striker at Old Trafford.
Goal understands that the Mexican, who recently spoke of his frustration over a lack of first-team opportunities under David Moyes, has been assured of his importance to the club going forward.
United are keen to tie the striker down for the long-term and are willing to improve his current £60,000-a-week deal, which has two years remaining.
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Hernandez has been linked with both Arsenal and Tottenham in recent months but has indicated privately that he would prefer a move abroad if he were to leave Old Trafford.
Former United coach Rene Meulensteen admitted a fortnight ago that the 25-year-old could look to leave the club in search of regular first-team football.
“If Hernandez comes to an age where he thinks he wants regular football and he can get into another top team in the Premier League then I can see him considering it, but it’s not easy leaving Manchester United,” he said.
However Moyes has been vocal in his support of Chicharito, insisting that the champions need the striker who has scored four goals in nine games so far this term.
The forward's agent Eduardo Hernandez revealed in the summer that the forward had rejected a move to Valencia in order to succeed at United, insisting that his client is more motivated than ever at the Theatre of Dreams.