Moyes defiant amid Tottenham’s reported interest

Javier Hernandez

Manchester United boss has confirmed Javier Hernandez remains firmly in his first team plans, despite the fact Tottenham are planning a January bid, reports the Daily Star.

The Mexican forward has struggled for first team football at Old Trafford of late, with Wayne Rooney and Robin Van Persie the undisputed first choice partnership.

However, Hernandez has grabbed any opportunity that has come his way, and has forced himself back into first team contention with goals against Liverpool and Norwich in the Capital One Cup, and a crucial Premier League winner against Stoke City.

His future has been the subject of speculation again this week, after the forward retweeted a story suggesting he may need to leave Old Trafford in order to get first team football.

But ahead of United’s Champions League draw with Real Sociedad last night, David Moyes confirmed he wanted to keep the forward at Old Trafford.

“We need Javier Hernandez; he’s very good for us,” Moyes said.

“He’s scored a lot of goals over the last few years and continues to do so, so we’ll continue to use him.”

Sociedad forward and international teammate Carlos Vela had previously claimed his friend should leave United in order to get regular first team football.

“He is one of the best finishers in England and deserves chances under the new coach,” the former Arsenal man said.

“If he plays regularly he will score, so I don’t totally understand why a player of his quality has not played more games.


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