Hernandez to fight for place
Van Persie’s arrival from Arsenal earlier this month has given
Sir Alex Ferguson an enviable array of strikers to select from,
with Hernandez, Wayne Rooney, Danny Welbeck and Dimitar Berbatov
also at his disposal.
Hernandez has yet to appear this season, and reports have linked
the Mexico international with a move away from Old Trafford before
the transfer window closes.
However, the 24-year-old is happy to fight for his place.
“The great thing about this club is you know you will get
opportunities because we play so many games in different
tournaments,” Hernandez told the club’s official website.
“There is competition for places but you always have that. I had
that in youth teams when I was growing up and we have it here now
because you need a big squad of players.
“There are only 11 places each week and you need to do your best
to get one of those places, but it’s great to have that competition
because it means every player will have to raise the level of their
“The gaffer has the decisions to make, but for me I just focus
on doing my best every day in training and in every game so I can
help my team-mates get closer to achieving our targets of winning
the league and all the competitions we play in.”
Hernandez, who endured a fitful second season with the Red
Devils, is also looking forward to learning from Van Persie.
He added: “I think in life you never stop learning, no matter
what age you are. I try to learn from all my team-mates, but
obviously it’s great to watch the other strikers in particular.
“They have all helped me a lot and I know I will learn a lot off
Robin because he is a world-class striker who has a lot to give to
the team and a lot to teach us all.
“I think for people that just love football Robin is like Wazza
and other top players, you just need to see them play. Even if
you’re not a United fan, you should watch players like Robin and
Wazza because they are world class.
“Robin is someone I have always enjoyed watching – he did a lot
of great things for Arsenal and we want him to do the same for