Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has claimed that on loan Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez is willing to fight for a place in the starting line-up, according to reports from the Daily Star.
Hernandez left Old Trafford during the summer, after finding it difficult to break into the Red Devils’ first team when playing behind the likes of Wayne Rooney, Robin van Persie, but is currently suffering the same problem at Real Madrid.
The Mexico international has made 17 appearances for the European Champions this season, although only one of those has been from the start.
Despite his his limited opportunities, Hernandez has still scored four goals, which saw him linked with a move to Serie A side Lazio during the January transfer window.
However, his boss Ancelotti is adamant that the 26-year-old is keen on staying at the Santiago Bernanbeu, while also praising his professionalism while playing for the Spanish giants.
“Chicharito has stayed here because we signed him, we needed him,” the former Chelsea manager said.
“I don’t know how many minutes we will need from him. He told me that he was happy to stay here and work with us. He is a great professional and for that I have been grateful.”
‘Chicharito’ scored 59 goals in 154 matches for Manchester United prior to his loan switch to Real Madrid.