Hernandez ready after Rooney injury

Manchester United striker Javier HernandezJavier Hernandez claims he is ready to step in for Wayne Rooney following the England international’s unfortunate injury.

The Mexican has arguably been most affected by the arrivals of Robin Van Persie and Shinji Kagawa, but is ready for a first-team berth following injury to one of United’s many attacking options.

Last season the 24-year-old was often overlooked for Danny Welbeck, but still netted 12 times in all competitions.

With Rooney sidelined for at least a month, ‘Chicharito’ told The Mirror he hopes for a first-team chance: “The great thing about this club is you know you will get opportunities because we play so many games in different tournaments.

“There is competition for places but you always have that.”

Hernandez also claims to be happy about Van Persie’s arrival despite the impact it may have on his own career: “I try to learn from all my teammates but obviously it’s great to watch other strikers.”

“I know I learn a lot off Robin because he is a world-class striker who has a lot to give to the team and teach us all.”