Man United’s Hernández: I’m learning a lot from Rooney and Van Persie

Manchester United striker Javier Hernández says he is learning a lot from Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie

Javier Hernández
Javier Hernández has scored 12 goals this season Photo: The Sport Review

Javier Hernández

Javier Hernández believes Manchester United duo Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie are helping him become a better striker.

The Mexico international has seen his first-team opportunities limited this season after Van Persie completed a £24m from Arsenal back in August.

The 24-year-old has enjoyed a sustained run in Sir Alex Ferguson’s side after Rooney suffered an injury in training on Christmas Day, with the Mexican scoring three goals in his last two outings.

But with the England international netting on his return in a 1-0 victory over West Ham on Wednesday, Hernández could be set for another spell on the sidelines.

“I am very happy. I am enjoying playing a lot and I just want to be ready when the manager wants to put me on the pitch,” said Hernández.

“It’s true, it’s great to play alongside Robin, Wazza, and Danny too. But when you train and play with world-class players you also must have the best possible attitude to gain everything you can from playing alongside them.

“It’s easier to improve when you’re surrounded by good players – and this club has many good players.”

He added: “Every striker and every player has something they bring to the team, but Robin and Wazza are complete players.

“They have certain attributes that are better than others, of course, but the reason they are so good is because they do everything so well – touch, movement, passing, finishing.

“It’s easy to learn from them because it’s so obvious how good they are. They are two of the best strikers in the world.”

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