West Ham United striker Javier Hernandez has emerged as a surprise transfer option for Manchester United, with the Red Devils considering a January move for their former player, according to The Telegraph.

The Hammers signed the Mexico international from Bayer Leverkusen in the summer but the centre forward is yet to build momentum or consistency during his time at the London Stadium.

Talk in the press in recent weeks has suggested that David Moyes is eager to revamp his striking options and that West Ham could shake-up their attacking personnel in the January transfer window.

The Telegraph claim that Jose Mourinho is keen to add a striker to his United squad this month to act as a back-up to Romelu Lukaku, with Hernandez one of those in consideration alongside Jamie Vardy and Alexis Sanchez.

The majority of the West Ham fans were elated when the Mexican attacker joined the Hammers in the summer, with a general consensus that the predatory forward was the goalscorer that the club had craved.

However, Hernandez is still adapting to life in London and has been starved of service this season, with the 29-year-old scoring just four goals in 17 Premier League games in 2017-18.

With speculation that Moyes does not rate the Mexico international, especially as the striker was frozen out during the Scottish manager’s time at United, a West Ham sale could well be on the cards this month.