Javier HernÃ¡ndez vows to keep improving at Manchester United
Manchester United Javier HernÃ¡ndez wants to keep improving after a difficult start to his second season in the Premier League
Javier HernÃ¡ndez is determined to keep improving at Manchester United following an injury-plagued start to the season.
The 23-year-old made an immediate impression in English football last term, scoring 20 goals in 45 appearances for the Red Devils after his move from Mexican side Guadalajara.
But HernÃ¡ndez has struggled to make an impact this season after being limited to just 12 starts in all competitions.
“There are different circumstances because I have had more injuries this season than last year, but I am still enjoying it,” HernÃ¡ndez told United’s website. “I am still learning and working hard, trying to improve day by day.”
HernÃ¡ndez built a reputation as a prolific finisher in his first campaign in the Premier League with 13 goals – but he has only netted six so far this term.
“I think each year it is going to be more difficult,” he said. “In the first season, not only the defenders but also the coaches didn’t know me. I think now, and in the third and fourth seasons, they are going to know me even more.
“But good players like Wayne [Rooney], [Robin] van Persie and [Didier] Drogba have been here five, six years or more and still play at the same high level. I need to keep working to do the same.”
And HernÃ¡ndez reserved praise for Dimitar Berbatov after the Bulgarian responded to inaccurate reports of an imminent exit from Old Trafford by hitting six goals in four appearances for United.
“Everyone knows Berbatov is a brilliant player,” he added. “His touch and technique are unbelievable. Then you have Wazza [Rooney], who is a world-class player, and Danny Welbeck, who is doing very well this season.
“Kiko [Federico Macheda] has gone out on loan but is another good striker, as is Mame. We are very strong in that department, and in the other positions too.”