Javier Hernandez believes he can still improve, and is happy to fight for his place in the Manchester United team after being left out of Sundays win over Liverpool.

The 24-year-old Mexican striker was overlooked for the 2-1 Premier League victory, which may have come as a surprise due to his excellent contribution over United’s busy festive period of fixtures, scoring three times in two starts.

However he has expressed his desire to improve and fight for his place in Sir Alex Ferguson’s side, telling the clubs official website, “I’m not saying I’m the perfect player.”

“I am always looking to improve my game, whether that’s my play outside the box or also inside it.

“I still think there is work for me to do. But the reason I want to improve is so that I can help the team.

“It’s not just that I want to score more goals. It’s a group sport and so I want to do what I can to help the team get the right results every week,” he said.

Hernandez arrived at Old Trafford in 2010 and enjoyed a hugely successful debut season scoring 20 goals in all competitions for the Red Devils.

His second season however wasn’t so spectacular due to a number of injuries and the form of England international Danny Welbeck.

So far this campaign, he has scored eight league goals in just under seven games worth of football, with Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney being Ferguson’s first choice strike pairing.

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