Javier Hernandez has the best minute per goal ratio in the Premier League this season, scoring a goal every 86 minutes he’s been on the pitch, but has only started six games in the league. With Robin van Persie scoring so infrequently and Wayne Rooney struggling for top form, it’s been surprising to see Chicharito still not get much of a look in.
Hernandez should start against Stoke tomorrow and has a good record against them, scoring 4 goals in the past 3 seasons. Our Mexican striker insists that he is prepared to play whatever role the manager asks of him though.
“All the players in the world want to start every single game,” he said. “I am happy to be at this club. Of course I would love to start more often but I will keep the same attitude. When the gaffer wants me on the bench or the starting line-up I will do my best. My attitude is going to be very good because I want to respect the club, my team-mates and the coach.”
Hernandez has insisted it doesn’t really matter how many goals United score, as long as they keep picking up three points.
“Sometimes you can score a lot of goals and sometimes you are only scoring a few. It’s part of football,” he told MUTV’s Countdown to Kick-off show. “In some parts of the season we have scored a lot of goals. In December [and into January] we scored at least two goals in a few games in a row. That happens. We are working very hard to try and create as many chances as we can and when we have those chances we always try to score. The most important thing for us is to win the games – even if we win 1-0 we would still love that.”