Javier Hernandez says it is crucial he plays football on a regular basis next season after Real Madrid decided against taking up the option to sign him on a permanent basis.
The Manchester United striker spent last season on loan at the Bernabeu but the Spanish giants have decided against signing him permanently and he will now return to Old Trafford with his future uncertain.
The Mexican has a year remaining on his contract with the Red Devils, but there is a good chance he will be allowed to leave as Louis van Gaal continues to revamp his squad.
There will be no shortage of interest in the 27-year-old should he become available, but Hernandez says it is crucial he plays regular first-team football.
“I’m currently on holiday and awaiting news regarding my future,” Hernandez told Spanish sports newspaper Marca. “I imagine I will know something soon.
“Real had a deadline to exercise the right to acquire my rights but they let it go. Right now Real are like any other club and as of now I am a Manchester United player.
“That’s the only reality. Above all, I want to join a team where I can play and have minutes. If it’s at Manchester United or another team, I will be equally happy. My priority is to play.”
United are expected to launch a serious Premier League title bid next season and are priced at 5.50 to bring the trophy back to Old Trafford.