Real Madrid are keeping tabs on Javier Hernandez's situation at Manchester United. The Sunday Mirror says the Mexican striker feels he does not play enough big games for the Premier League leaders, with Sir Alex Ferguson regarding Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney as his top strikers.

Madrid are aware of his unrest, and believe the 24-year-old would be a ­sensation in Spain with his speed and finishing ability.

Ferguson will not be ­encouraging Hernandez to leave, but the United boss has been scouring ­Europe for a new forward.