Javier Hernandez wants to win a place back in the first-team…
Manchester United’s 25-year-old Mexican forward Javier Hernandez has rejected La Liga club Valencia in order to stay and fight for his place at Old Trafford, reports the Daily Mirror.
The goal-poacher is highly rated in the Premier League, and even United fans wouldn’t begrudge him leaving to play first-team football he undoubtedly deserves.
However, his agent Eduardo Hernandez, confirmed that despite an offer from Valencia, his client was adamant his future lies with the Premier League champions.
“Of course he wants to play more, to have more minutes, to participate more, but he wants to do it at United, he wants to defend the title and go far in the Champions League,” said the striker’s agent.
“The interest from Valencia was real. He had the chance to speak with the sporting director [Braulio Vazquez] but Javier, I reiterate, wants to stay at Manchester United, this is the challenge.
“He was very grateful to Valencia and the other clubs who called him,” he added.
Hernandez is currently United’s fourth choice striker, behind two time Golden boot winner Robin Van Persie, Wayne Rooney and Danny Welbeck.
This is in spite of the Mexican’s impressive 50 goals in 117 appearances for United, and his attitude will impress fans who have seen strikers such as Luis Suarez or Rooney throw their toys out the pram this summer.
“Now, with the new manager, he has a lot of hopes, a big desire to play and to grow as a footballer. This season is a new challenge for him,” added the agent.
Hernandez will hope to be given a chance in the first-team soon, although it is unlikely he stands much of a chance of dislodging Van Persie as the team’s central striker.