'I'll play for Manchester United for free'

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Javier Hernandez (right) | Scroll through the gall
Javier Hernandez (right) | Scroll through the gallery to see some players who returned for a second stint at Manchester United
Cristiano Ronaldo (first spell at Manchester Unite
Cristiano Ronaldo (first spell at Manchester United: 2003 to 2009; second spell: 2021 to present)
Tom Heaton (first spell at Manchester United: 2004
Tom Heaton (first spell at Manchester United: 2004 to 2010; second spell: 2021 to present)
Paul Pogba (first spell at Manchester United: 2009
Paul Pogba (first spell at Manchester United: 2009 to 2012; second spell: 2016 to 2022)
Paul Scholes (first spell at Manchester United: 19
Paul Scholes (first spell at Manchester United: 1994 to 2011; second spell: 2012 to 2013)

A former Manchester United star has revealed he would be willing to rejoin the club and play for free amid reports the Red Devils are looking for a new striker.

United have reportedly stepped up their chase for a centre-forward following Anthony Martial's injury lay-off, as well as Cristiano Ronaldo's continued push for an exit.

Scroll through the gallery above to see some players who returned for a second stint at United

With about three weeks remaining until the transfer window closes, the club has seemingly been left with a few options having been linked with 33-year-old Marko Arnautovic, although the side has since ruled out that potential move due to backlash from fans.

While new reports suggest that the Red Devils have been offered the opportunity to sign Atletico Madrid's Alvaro Morata and FC Barcelona's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, former Old Trafford marksman Javier Hernandez has now admitted he would be happy to rejoin his ex-employers, and even play for free.

"If United came for me, then I'd say 'yes, I'll play for free'. Of course, you know, I'd do that," the Mexican said, according to the Daily Mirror.

"But I also want to be very respectful to my club. I am playing very consistently and in my mind, my conviction is all about winning a championship with LA Galaxy.

"In the future, if things happen then they happen – but in my mind, I am 100% with LA."

The 34-year-old, who scored 59 times for United between 2010 and 2015, also insisted his old team should move on from Sir Alex Ferguson's legacy at the Theatre of Dreams.

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"United need to get over the fact that Sir Alex Ferguson has gone," the Mexico forward added.

"Would we like to have someone similar? Yes, yes, yes. But Sir Alex has gone and it is never going to be the same.

"It doesn't surprise me what has happened at United because, in life, it's not easy having a manager for 26 years in the way that Sir Alex did it."

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Marc Cucurella - joined Chelsea from Brighton & Hove Albion
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Georginio Wijnaldum - joined AS Roma on loan from Paris Saint-Germain
Maxwel Cornet - joined West Ham United from Burnle
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Christian Benteke - joined DC United from Crystal Palace
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Jordan Veretout - joined Olympique Marseille from AS Roma