Javier Hernandez vows to fight for United place

Javier Hernandez has stated that he is willing to fight for a place in the Manchester United first team, despite the summer arrivals of Shinji Kagawa and Robin van Persie.

The Mexico international now finds himself down Sir Alex Ferguson’s pecking list, but the Central American is ready to compete.

“The great thing about this club is you know you will get opportunities because we play so many games in different tournaments,” The Telegraph report Hernandez as saying.

“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 game.

“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.

“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,” he concluded.

By Gareth McKnight